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Man steals Stafford County deputy’s shoes from cruiser, police say
By KEITH EPPS
Stafford Deputy Neal Robey apparently wasn’t the only one impressed with his Nike running shoes.
Sheriff’s spokesman Bill Kennedy said Robey noticed the shoes on a suspect’s feet after the suspect got out of the back of Robey’s cruiser late Tuesday night.
The suspect, who police said had been involved in a fight a short time earlier, left his own shoes on the floorboard, Kennedy said.
The trade wasn’t to Robey’s liking, and the suspect, 39-year-old Victor Manuel Alvarenga, had a petty larceny charge added to the assault charge he was initially arrested for.
Kennedy said Robey and other deputies went to 680 Warrenton Road in southern Stafford about 11 p.m. in response to a fight in progress. A group of people were outside when deputies arrived, and police determined that two of them had been fighting.
Alvarenga and Saul Bojorquez-Villata, 31, were both charged with assault. It was not clear what they’d been fighting about.
Alvarenga was placed in Robey’s cruiser while deputies sorted out the incident. He was placed in the Rappahannock Regional Jail under no bond on the two misdemeanor charges following the incident with the shoes.