A Fauquier County sheriff’s deputy used a drone to track down a man suspected of trying to strangle a woman at a home in Bealeton.
Deputies were called to a Willow Drive home for a domestic disturbance just before 1 a.m. Tuesday, according to the Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office. There, they found a woman had been assaulted, and that the suspect left on foot.
Deputy C. Acres, who is a licensed drone pilot, launched a drone, while Cpl. J. Arrington and K-9 Remi started a foot search for the man. Following the dog’s track, the drone located someone matching the suspect’s description.
Acres drove to the location and took Robert Tibbs III, 33, of Vienna, into custody. Arrington and Remi found the suspect’s wallet during their search.
Tibbs faces charges of assault and battery, strangulation, and unlawful injury to telephone lines. He is being held without bond at the Fauquier County Adult Detention Center.
Feature image courtesy Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office/Facebook
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