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Spotsylvania teen arrested in Stafford disturbance
BY KEITH EPPS / THE FREE LANCE–STAR
An intoxicated Spotsylvania teenager was charged with multiple offenses Sunday after he forced his way into a Stafford house and made a scene in the neighborhood, police said.
The 18-year-old suspect was apparently upset because his girlfriend had broken up with him, Stafford County Sheriff’s spokesman Bill Kennedy said. He punched the former girlfriend’s 16-year-old friend and made threatening gestures toward a neighbor who intervened, police said.
The incident started about 3:30 p.m. on Jett Street in southern Stafford. Kennedy said a neighbor called police in part because the suspect was cursing and yelling so loud that he could be heard over lawnmowers that were being operated in the area.
A teenage friend of the former girlfriend said she answered a knock on her door and the suspect forced his way into her house, knocking her to the floor. He punched a hole in the wall before punching the girl in her right eye after she tried to push him out of the door.
The disturbance had moved outside when a neighbor intervened, telling the suspect to calm down.
Kennedy said the suspect responded by walking toward the adult male in an “aggressive manner” while cursing and telling him to stay out of it. The neighbor called police and the suspect left the immediate area.
Sgt. Bill Walker found the suspect walking along a nearby street a short time later and took him into custody.
Michael Goad was charged with breaking and entering, vandalism, assault and battery, possession of marijuana, underage possession of alcohol, public intoxication and disorderly conduct.
Goad was placed in the Rappahannock Regional Jail under a $5,000 bond.
Keith Epps: 540/374-5404