Man facing charges for assault

Corbyn Rush

A Maurertown man is facing three counts of assault and battery on law enforcement officers stemming from an incident Sunday in which authorities say he threatened them with a knife, and they subdued him with a Taser discharge.

The Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office identified the defendant as Corbyn Lee Rush, 38, of 132 Silver Court. Rush is being held without bond at the Rappahannock-Warren-Shenandoah Regional Jail.

Capt. Wesley Dellinger of the Sheriff’s Office said Rush was arrested after deputies were sent to the 100 block of Silver Court around 1 p.m. to answer a report of a disturbance at a residence where two people said Rush was tearing up lawn furniture, including a picnic table and a gate.

“The deputies contacted Rush, who displayed a knife in a threatening manner toward the deputies indicating he was going to assault them with the knife,” Dellinger said.

Dellinger said Strasburg and Woodstock police joined the deputies at the scene.

“Mr. Rush was tased, and they were able to take him into custody after that,” Dellinger said.

Dellinger said a 29-year-old, identified as a sister of Rush, was taken to Shenandoah Memorial Hospital to be checked out after she complained of soreness in her upper body.

Other charges against Rush include unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, assault and battery against a family member, assault and battery and vandalism amounting to less than $1,000 damage.

Dellinger said deputies recovered a folding lock blade knife from Rush. Dellinger said alcohol appeared to be “a contributing factor” to Rush’s actions.

Contact staff writer Joe Beck at 540-465-5137 ext. 142, or jbeck@nvdaily.com