UPDATE: Suspect in Spotsylvania abduction and robbery apprehended

By Tara Morgan - bio | email

SPOTSYLVANIA, VA (WWBT) - A man wanted for armed robbery, abduction with intent to extort money, and two counts of use of a firearm in commission of a felony has been apprehended by the Spotsylvania County Sheriff's Office. 

Quincy Darnell Bryd turned himself in Wednesday night and his being held on no bond in the Rappahannock Regional Jail. 

The victim's 2005 Honda CR-V was located in Prince George's County, Maryland late Tuesday evening.  Byrd's last known residence was in Spotsylvania County, however authorities believed he had strong connections in Maryland and may possibly have been living there. 


A Spotsylvania woman who was abducted and robbed at gunpoint at her own home is talking about her frightening ordeal.

It happened last Friday night on Forest Grove Drive in the Piedmont Hills neighborhood. The gunman stole the woman's car.

For three straight days, detectives went door to door in Deborah Henry's neighborhood looking for more witnesses. They passed out flyers. Henry sat down with me and shared chilling details about what's keeping her from sleeping soundly.

A simple chore ended violently for 59-year-old Henry.

"That was the longest walk of my life," said Henry.

Henry is talking about the few steps it took to get inside her house from the street at gunpoint.

"I very stupidly have a routine of walking my dog pretty much the same time every night," said Henry.

Only on this night, Henry says she ran into two men. The first passed Henry and her chow, Jackson. Henry says a second man wearing a bandana over his face came up behind her with a gun. Once inside, he locked her dog in the basement.

"Tied me up. Tied me to a chair, bound me, and gagged me," said Henry.

Henry says she told the stranger she had nothing of value.

"He said that I was a woman living alone. He was sure that if I could live in a big house like this that I must have some cash," said Henry.

Henry said the man left with her ATM card, cell phone, and car. She freed herself, crawled upstairs and called police.

"I was able to wiggle my hands back and forth until I got one hand out," said Henry.

Since that night, detectives have passed out flyers and knocked on neighbor's doors.

"That's even more scary because she lives right next door, and we were definitely not prepared to hear something like that," said neighbor Anita Haynes.

Rattled by the crime, Henry had a new security system installed hoping it will help her sleep better at night. Henry believes he didn't work alone and she was being watched.

"He knew I lived alone. He also seemed to know where I lived," said Henry.

Henry's car is a silver 2005 Honda four door CRV with Virginia tag, XTT1991. Authorities say they've talked with two witnesses who saw a man matching the gunman's description and the woman's car leaving the neighborhood.

There's only a vague description of the gunman. If you can help, call Crime Solvers at 540-582-5822.

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