Natatia Bledsoe is the public information officer for the Fredericksburg Police Department.
Police Respond to Multiple Assaults
City police responded to the same business on successive nights for reported assaults:
Bailey’s Pub, 1861 Carl D Silver Pkwy, 1/15 12:10 am. A Stafford resident reported that his friend became involved in an altercation inside the restaurant with three other male subjects. Shortly afterwards, his friend left the business and was assaulted by the three white males in a nearby parking lot. When the witness attempted to intervene, he was struck in the chest by a beer bottle thrown by one of the offenders, and the three assailants then left the area in a blue Chevrolet pickup. The first victim, who was unable to provide any information about the incident, was transported to the hospital for treatment of facial injuries. The investigation is ongoing.
Bailey’s Pub, 1861 Carl D Silver Pkwy, 1/16 2:15 am. Police responded to reports of a fight in the parking lot and interviewed several individuals, including one male subject who had injuries to his face and hands. The victim stated that he had been pulled into a fight involving a group of subjects, but that he did not know them and did not wish to pursue charges. The victim also stated that he had a ride home and with the officers’ permission he left the immediate vicinity to meet up with that person. A short time later, an employee reported that the same victim had been assaulted again behind the business by a black male who left the scene in a black Cadillac. The victim had been rendered unconscious and was bleeding from a laceration to his forehead; he was transported by ambulance to Mary Washington Hospital for treatment of his injuries. When the investigating officer arrived at the hospital to interview the victim about the second incident, it was found that he had left the emergency room without notifying staff. The investigation is ongoing.