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Pair charged in Fredericksburg motel break-in
By KEITH EPPS
A man was arrested and a woman was charged after they broke into a Fredericksburg motel room Monday night, police said.
The manager at the Relax Inn at 1904 Princess St. reported that at 10:40 p.m., he heard glass breaking and noises coming from a room that was supposed to be unoccupied, police spokeswoman Natatia Bledsoe said.
Officers found a man and a woman in the room and the woman was bleeding from a severe laceration to her arm that apparently came from going through the bedroom window.
The woman, who had clothing wrapped around her arm, was taken to Mary Washington Hospital and the man was taken into custody.
Clifford Ingoglia, 23, and Michelle A. Thompson, 25, both of no fixed addresses, were both charged with unlawful entry and destruction of property. Ingoglia was placed in the Rappahannock Regional Jail under no bond.
Thompson left the hospital against medical advice and was gone by the time officers returned with warrants for her arrest, police said. She had not been apprehended as of Tuesday.
Neither suspect is a stranger to city police. Thompson has a long history of theft-related charges and is scheduled to be in Fredericksburg General District Court July 31 on an assault and battery charge, court records show.
In March 2010, Ingoglia became one of, if not the first, people charged under a then-new state law that made the act of displaying a noose in a threatening manner a felony.
That charge stemmed from an incident at the McDonald’s in Central Park in which a 15-year-old boy accidentally stepped on Ingoglia’s foot as he and a teenage friend were walking by a table.
Police said Ingoglia got a rope out of a vehicle, put it into the shape of a noose and shook it at the boys outside the restaurant window.
Ingoglia was later convicted of disorderly conduct and two counts of assault, all misdemeanor charges.