FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 17, 2018 Contact: Kraig Troxell, Public Information Officer, 703-771-5278 [email protected] Alex Kowalski, Public Information Officer, 703-777-0625 [email protected] Loudoun County, VA – A Fauquier man who discharged a weapon during a domestic altercation in the One Loudoun area last night turned himself over to authorities this afternoon. John H. Abel, 48, of Catlett, Va., is charged with domestic assault, brandishing a firearm, reckless discharge of a firearm and discharging a firearm in a public place. The charges stem after an apparent domestic altercation after 9 p.m. on March 16, in the 20700 block of Easthampton Plaza in Ashburn. The LCSO responded to the area where the subject had discharged several gunshots into the air following an altercation with a known female. He threatened to harm himself, but the gun was wrestled from his possession by the woman.The subject then fled the area on foot. The firearm was recovered at the scene and no injuries were reported.Abel currently remains held at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center on a secured bond. ###
March 16, 2018
Kraig Troxell, Public Information Officer, 703-771-5278
Alex Kowalski, Public Information Officer, 703-777-0625
The subject was reportedly involved in an altercation with aknown female and discharged the firearm into the air and threatened to harmhimself before the gun was taken from his possession. The subject then fled thearea on foot. The firearm was recovered at the scene.
No injuries were reported on the scene.
Residents are encouraged to avoid the area as lawenforcement is searching the area for the subject.
More details will be released as they becomeavailable.