Natatia Bledsoe is the public information officer for the Fredericksburg Police Department.
Woman Injured During Altercation
100 block Princess Anne St, 1/7 12:45 am. Police responded to reports of an injured female and found the victim inside her apartment bleeding from the mouth. The occupants of the apartment included the victim and her boyfriend, and four other male subjects who were visiting and playing cards. The boyfriend reported that a group of subjects knocked on the door and a female among them demanded to speak to one of the male friends inside. The boyfriend refused to let them inside and told the group to leave, but they continued banging on the door and causing a disturbance. The girlfriend came to the door and someone in the group threw a brick, striking her in the face. The group then fled from the scene and the boyfriend chased them on foot to the 200 block of Princess Anne St, where another brick was thrown, breaking a window of a vehicle parked on the street. The group then dispersed.
The victim was transported by ambulance to Mary Washington Hospital, where she received stitches in her mouth and treatment for two lost teeth. One of the occupants of the apartment, after initially providing fake identification information to the investigating officer, was discovered to have an outstanding warrant against him: Robert Faulkner, 45, of no fixed address was arrested for probation violation and for falsely identifying himself to law enforcement to avoid arrest. Faulkner was incarcerated at the Rappahannock Regional Jail under no bond. The offenders were not located and the investigation is ongoing.