Deputies: Man arrested after hitting woman’s vehicle with hammer

Deputies: Man arrested after hitting woman’s vehicle with hammer
(Source: Stafford County Sheriff's Office)

STAFFORD COUNTY, VA (WWBT) - A man was arrested after coming up to a woman’s vehicle and hitting it with a hammer while she was delivering newspapers.

The Stafford County Sheriff’s Office said around 3:40 a.m. on April 13, a woman reported that she was driving down Rockdale Road delivering newspapers when a man approached her vehicle and started hitting it with a hammer.

Deputies began searching the area and found a white pick-up truck blocking the entire roadway. The truck started moving and almost hit the cruiser head-on before driving into a ditch.

The man, matching the suspect description, got out of the truck and ran into his residence.

Deputies set up a perimeter, and eventually the man listened to deputies’ orders and came outside, where he was taken into custody.

Deputies found several hammers and a small bag containing a white powdery substance. A broken hammer was also found in the roadway near the home.

Rick Lynn Asbury Jr., 38, of Stafford, is charged with destruction of property, disorderly conduct, possession of a controlled substance, driving suspended and reckless driving. He is being held at Rappahannock Regional Jail without bond.

Copyright 2019 WWBT. All rights reserved.