Teen charged with assaulting deputies
Authorities have charged a 15-year-old Strasburg boy after an incident in which they say he punched two Shenandoah County deputies.
The boy fled from deputies after they had investigated a report that he was breaking into a vehicle in the 100 block of Savannah Drive in Strasburg around 5 a.m. on Aug. 13.
Capt. Wesley Dellinger of the Sheriff’s Office said deputies investigating the report found the boy at the scene.
“Through the course of the investigation, it was determined that he had entered the vehicle at the residence,” Dellinger said, adding that the deputies also concluded the boy had been trespassing.
Deputies took the boy back to his residence where they planned to release him to his parents.
But upon arriving at his residence with deputies, the boy fled on foot, Dellinger said.
Dellinger said the deputies gave chase and caught him, but a scuffle ensued during which the defendant punched both deputies.
Dellinger said the deputies did not require medical attention.
The defendant was charged with tampering with a vehicle, two counts of assault and battery on law enforcement, underage possession of tobacco and trespassing.
He is scheduled to appear in Shenandoah County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court at 11 a.m. on Sept. 15.
Contact staff writer Joe Beck at 540-465-5137 ext. 142, or firstname.lastname@example.org
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