Carjacking begins in Spotsy, ends in Stafford
From the Spotsylvania Sheriff’s Office:
On September 02, 2023 at 3:22pm, a citizen reported he was carjacked by gunpoint by two males in the 11100 block of Salem Station Blvd. The suspects left with the victims 2007 Honda sedan and his wallet.
Deputy M. Satterwhite spotted the stolen vehicle in the area of Battlefield Middle school on Leavells Rd. Deputy Satterwhite attempted to stop the stolen vehicle, but the suspects failed to stop and a motor vehicle pursuit was initiated.
The suspects traveled Salem Church Rd to Route 3 where it continued to North bound I95. During the pursuit, adjoining law enforcement agencies were notified. Stafford County Sheriff’s Office Deputies joined the pursuit on the interstate and attempted a rolling roadblock. The suspects attempted to avoid this and wrecked in the area of the 144-mile marker. Both suspects were taken into custody without incident. An 18-month-old child belonging to one of the suspects was discovered in the back seat of the vehicle unharmed. Deputies also located two loaded firearms in the vehicle.
The driver was identified as 18-year-old Larique E. Leach of Maryland. He was arrested for Felony Eluding, Child endangerment, Abuse and neglect of a child, possession of a firearm while possessing a schedule I or II drug, motor vehicle theft, armed robbery, use of a firearm in commission of a felony, possess a firearm with altered serial number and numerous traffic offenses.
The passenger was identified as the older brother of the driver. Larry Leach, 22-year-old from DC was arrested and charged with child endangerment, abuse and neglect of a child, armed robbery, motor vehicle theft, use of a firearm in commission of a felony, concealed weapon, and possession of a stolen firearm from Clayton County, Georgia.
Both brothers were incarcerated at the Rappahannock Regional Jail under no bond. Child protective services assisted with placement of the child to a family member.
Photo courtesy Stafford Sheriff’s Office