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Wanted man facing heroin charge
A man wanted in King George was arrested in Stafford Saturday after police mistakenly thought that he was involved in a robbery.
Stafford Sheriff’s spokesman Bill Kennedy said deputies went to the Sheetz station in Washington Square on State Route 3 about 2:50 p.m. in response to a 911 call. Police thought the caller reported a robbery, but the caller later stated that $25 was missing when a man who’d been in his vehicle got out and walked away.
While other deputies were at the Sheetz, 1st Sgt. Robbie Grella found the suspect walking on Route 3 toward Fredericksburg. When Grella patted the suspect down while checking for weapons, he found a piece of paper with suspected heroin in it.
Kennedy said further investigation showed that the man was wanted in King George on a grand larceny charge for an incident that occurred in early August.
Arthur Eugene Willis, 27, of Caroline was charged in Stafford with possession of heroin. He was placed in the Rappahannock Regional Jail under no bond
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