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Man Charged With Attempted Strangulation

Marcus Rashud Whitehead, of Woodbridge, is charged with attempted strangulation, robbery, assault and battery and grand larceny from a person.

A Woodbridge man is accused of trying to strangle an acquaintance during an argument, Prince William County Police said. 

Marcus Rashud Whitehead, 21, of Gordon Boulevard, is charged with attempted strangulation, robbery, assault and battery and grand larceny from a person. The victim sustained minor injuries.

Police responded at 8:07 p.m. Monday to the incident on the 12500 block of Gordon Blvd. The 20-year-old victim, a woman from Temple Hill, Md., reported that she and Whitehead, a known acquaintance, were arguing at his home. The argument escalated and police said that Whitehead forcibly took the victim’s cell phone and assaulted her.

"At one point, the accused attempted to choke the victim," Officer Jonathan Perok, a spokesman for the department, said in a press release.

The woman escaped to a neighbor’s residence, where police were contacted. The accused fled the scene before police arrived. After an investigation, officers obtained warrants for his arrest. Officers found Whitehead near his home. Police said he was arrested without incident.

The information in this article was provided by the Prince William County Police Department. Where arrests are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction. 

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renee January 18, 2013 at 12:13 PM
Why is this Idiot smiling , this isn't a kodak moment, this is a Mug shot, people have lost their minds , harming other's, Nobody is safe anymore, Are there vacant jail cells? nothing but crimes posted all this week, very sad as to how this world is becoming.
Nick Whitten January 18, 2013 at 12:17 PM
Time to fight back!
Rose Anne S. January 18, 2013 at 05:16 PM
I agree with you Renee! Seems crimes in Woodbridge area are Escalating by the day.Is a very sad world we live in.........
Abdi Mohamed January 28, 2013 at 07:33 AM
He's innocent. He has a good heart that's why he can't help but smile. He seems as if though he can't believe whats happening.
Q.Armstrong February 12, 2013 at 05:40 AM
He looks like a straight pot head who has nothing going for him in life so he has nothing to lose.
Q.Armstrong February 12, 2013 at 05:46 AM
I have seen this guy he's known for robbing and theft so how is he INNOCENT I'm glad idiots like this guy get the punishment they deserve..which men would try to strangle a women that's being a coward he's a total bum,,

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