Neighbor charged in Stafford County incident
Authorities say a Stafford County man walked into a neighbor’s house Sunday afternoon, confronted several residents on a back porch and fired several shots, police said.
No one was injured and no property was damaged in the incident, which took place about 12:30 p.m. on Wayside Court, just north of the courthouse area.
Stafford Sheriff’s Maj. David Decatur said Deputy M.J. Diluccio responded to a call about shots fired and was flagged down by one of the victims, who yelled that her neighbor had just shot at her house.
Diluccio saw the suspect running on nearby Austin Run Boulevard, drew his weapon and ordered the suspect to stop. The suspect kept running and threw something into the woods. Decatur said a .25-caliber gun was later recovered.
Diluccio saw the man go behind a trailer and lie down in an apparent attempted to hide. He was taken into custody after some resistance, Decatur said.
Christopher Brandon Seon, 31, was charged with public intoxication, resisting arrest, discharging a firearm in public and reckless handling of a firearm. He was placed in the Rappahannock Regional Jail under no bond, even though all of the charges are misdemeanors.
Decatur said it was not clear why Seon was upset with one or more of his neighbors. Witnesses said he called prior to coming over and was told not to come. He showed up about 15 minutes later, walked in to the house and went to the back porch, where he ordered two of the residents to leave, Decatur said.
They didn’t leave, Decatur said, and the suspect pulled out a gun and began firing it.
Court records show that Seon has had at least three recent public intoxication charges. He was convicted of one charge on April 23, and he was arrested on the same charge earlier this month. A trial on the second charge is set for June 19 in Stafford General District Court.
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