Arrest in King George for attempted robbery and sexual assault
From the King George Sheriff’s Office:
On January 19th 2021 at 8:09 PM, KGSO received a 911 call from the Food Lion located on Kings Hwy in King George, VA. ref. to a robbery.
Deputies responded and confirmed that the suspect had fled the scene on foot. They were advised that male subject entered the Food Lion and approached female employees demanding cash and sex. A manager confronted the suspect at which time the suspect robbed the manager of cash from his person and left the store.
While on scene deputies discovered that, after leaving the Food Lion, the suspect entered the Verizon store located in the same shopping center and attempted another robbery. Staff told the suspect to leave the store and he did. Witnesses at the scenes provided deputies with the suspect’s description.
While on scene, deputies heard shouting from a nearby residence.
Deputies later discovered that, after leaving the Verizon store, the suspect went to the nearby residence and entered a vehicle in the driveway that was occupied by an adult female. The suspect was attempting to sexually assault the victim when a resident on scene intervened. The suspect then left that scene as deputies closed in.
Deputies located the male who was on foot in the area and fitting the description provided by witnesses. Deputies confronted the suspect who was combative with deputies as they attempted to detain him. The suspect was placed under arrest.
The suspect was identified as Rashid Abdul Jalal, 42 yo of King George. He has been charged with Robbery, Sexual Battery, Possession of Schedule I or II Controlled Substance, Public Intoxication, and Unlawful Entry of a Vehicle. Jalal was transported to the Rappahannock Regional Jail and held under no bond.