Natatia Bledsoe is the public information officer for the Fredericksburg Police Department.
Police investigating assault by mob
3300 block Fall Hill Ave, 5/21 3:30 pm. A resident reported that she was approached by two male subjects and one female subject in the parking lot of the 7-11. The subjects surrounded the victim and began taunting her, then one of the males forced her to the ground with a strike across the face and all three began assaulting her with their fists, feet, and a metal broom handle.
The three assailants left the scene in a red Saturn and a black Dodge Charger. The victim had significant facial injuries and bruises on her hands and knees, but she denied the need for medical treatment. The victim was able to describe her assailants and she provided the license plate numbers of both suspect vehicles.
There were many witnesses to the attack, and some witnesses have reported that additional suspects may have been involved in the assault against the lone victim.
During the subsequent investigation, the female suspect was identified and later located at Heritage Park Apartments. Laqueta Webb, 18, of Fredericksburg was arrested for malicious wounding by mob and incarcerated at the Rappahannock Regional Jail under no bond.
One of the male suspects has been identified, but as of this report he has not been charged. The second male suspect has not yet been identified. The investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information about this incident should contact Detective Carlos Reyes at 540-654-5919.