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Taser, Pepper Spray Used By Police To Restrain Alexandria Man

Patch logo Patch 7/22/2021 Michael O'Connell
Arlington County Police charged an Alexandria man Wednesday with obstruction of justice for resisting arrest at a Pentagon City business. © Renee Schiavone/Patch Arlington County Police charged an Alexandria man Wednesday with obstruction of justice for resisting arrest at a Pentagon City business.

ARLINGTON, VA — Arlington County Police used a taser and pepper spray against an Alexandria man Wednesday after he resisted arrest at a Pentagon City business, according to the daily crime report.

Officers were dispatched around 12:17 p.m., to a business in the 1100 block of S. Hayes Street for the report of a trespassing. The officers learned that the business wanted to ban Dupree Stringfellow, 27, of Alexandria. During their investigation, police determined there was an active warrant for Stringfellow's arrest.

When the officers tried to take Stringfellow into custody, he resisted and a struggled ensued. A taser was used in an attempt to subdue Stringfellow, but it did not have any effect and he ran away. Catching up with Stringfellow, police tried to handcuff him, but he actively resisted. After using oleoresin capsicum spray on Stringfellow, they were able to take him into custody.

Police charged Stringfellow with obstruction of justice. The also executed outstanding warrants him from Stafford County.

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