Man charged with abduction, stalking

WOODSTOCK – A Front Royal man is facing charges of abduction, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and other counts after an investigation by the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office into a report of domestic violence filed by his former girlfriend.

Maj. Scott Proctor of the Sheriff’s Office said a long-running dispute between the defendant, Richard Allen Dean II, 28, of Goodview Drive, and his estranged girlfriend came to a head on Aug. 1.

“This had been an ongoing issue through the month of July until it was reported to us on Aug. 1,” Proctor said.

Proctor said a sheriff’s deputy was sent to the home of Nikita Boyd, 28, on St. David’s Church Road in Fort Valley at about 2:30 p.m. Court documents state that Boyd told the deputy that Dean had been on her property earlier in the day and banged on all the doors and windows.

Boyd, whose last name appears as Orndorff in some court records, reported in an affidavit for a protective order that she hid in the basement as Dean broke through locked screen porch doors and tried to enter the house.

“After 30 or so minutes, he texted me saying he took my truck keys,” Boyd wrote, adding, that Dean “also took $15 from my cup holder and a towel from my trunk.”

Boyd also wrote that Dean appeared with their son at her house on July 17, and she immediately told Dean he was “not welcome.”

Boyd also said in her petition that their son at one point got out of Dean’s car holding what she described as a toy gun “saying he was going to kill me.”

A criminal complaint from a sheriff’s deputy states that the July 17 encounter lasted for about an hour during which Dean told Boyd she needed to answer some questions. The confrontation ended when she agreed to talk to Dean, the complaint states.

The complaint states Dean was calling Boyd “at all hours of the night and texts her non-stop. He shows up randomly on her property and tells her he is hiding in the woods.”

The complaint adds that Boyd stated that Dean sometimes called more than 20 times a day.

Proctor said Dean was arrested later on Aug. 1 without incident. His other charges include stalking, assault and battery on a family member and larceny.

Dean is being held without bond in the Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail and is scheduled to appear in Shenandoah County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court at 9 a.m.  Aug. 20.

Contact staff writer Joe Beck at 540-465-5137 ext. 142, or

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