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Police locate man after abduction of Manassas woman


MANASSAS, Va. (WUSA9) -- The man who abducted a woman from her Manassas home at knifepoint and sexually assaulted her in early April has been located by police.

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Woman located after knifepoint abduction from Manassas home

Prince William County police have identified the suspect as Jorge Alberto Corea-Berrios, 34. The suspected abducted 25-year-old Yezmin Elizabeth Ruiz-Monchez early Saturday morning, police said.

The incident happened in the 8100 block of Portwood Turn in Manassas when Corea-Berrios entered the home, grabbed a kitchen knife and went into the victim's bedroom.

Woman located after knifepoint abuduction from Manassas home


MANASSAS, Va. (WUSA9) -- Police have located the 25-year-old woman who was abducted from a Manassas home early Saturday morning.

Police say the victim is receiving medical attention and detectives are continuing the investigation to confirm the identity of the suspect.

The incident happened around 12:30 a.m. in the 8100 block of Portwood Turn in Manassas, Va., according to authorities. The investigation shows that the suspect forced his way into the apartment, assaulted an occupant, grabbed a kitchen knife and then forced his way into the victim's room.

The man then took the victim, 25-year-old Yezmin Elizabeth Ruiz-Monchez of Manassas out of her room at knifepoint. The suspect cut the other person inside of the home. He was treated for his injuries, according to Prince William County Police Department.

Va. teacher's assistant charged with sexual battery


MANASSAS, Va. (WUSA9) -- A teacher's assistant at a Manassas school has been arrested and charged with two counts of sexual battery, police said.

Wesley Earl Phillips III, 20, of Manassas turned himself in Thursday, police said.

Detectives began investigating the sexual battery in February after the incident was reported to have occurred at the PACE-East School located at 14742 Joplin Rd in Manassas, according to the Prince William County Police.

It was reported that the incident occurred between September of 2013 to September 2014 and police say the victims were 14 and 15 years of age at the time of the assault.

Police say the investigation revealed that two female victims were inappropriately touched by the accused on school property while he was employed as a teacher's assistant.

Rockville man wanted for attempted strangulation


MANASSAS, Va. (WUSA9) -- A Rockville man is wanted for attempted malicious wound and attempted strangulation after an incident occurred in Manassas Wednesday, police said.

At approximately 8:35 a.m., police say officers responded to the 12100 block of Livingston Road to investigate a disorderly call.

Police say a 23-year-old victim reported that a known acquaintance confronted her and retrieved a pipe from his vehicle. The accused then approached the victim and a male acquaintance, police said.

The accused used the pipe to smash windows belonging to two businesses and two vehicles, police said.

The accused grabbed the victim around her neck in attempt to strangle her, police said. The accused fled prior to officers' arrival.

Police say the victim reported minor injuries and the victim's male acquaintance sustained laceration from the glass.

EASTER BRUNCH at CARMELLO’s, SUN., APR. 5; Kids 12 Yrs. Old and Younger Eat FREE

EASTER BRUNCH at CARMELLO’s, SUN., APR. 5; Kids 12 Yrs. Old and Younger Eat FREE

Carmello’s of Old Town Manassas, Va. is featuring a family-style Easter Brunch on Sun., Apr. 5 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The brunch is $30 per person (not inclusive), while kids 12 years old and younger eat free. The brunch will include a variety of eggs, waffles, paella, salads, meats, seafood, potatoes, pizza, biscuits, breads, fruits, desserts, as well as featured entrees. For reservations, go to www.carmellos.com

Carmello’s Easter Brunch menu includes:  an omelet station, waffle station, pizza station, paella pan, Portuguese salad, bruschetta, cheese and meat platter, risotto fritters, crab fritters, calamari, home fries, scrambled eggs, biscuits and gravy, tortellini crema rosa, penne Italiano, chicken marsala, assorted fruit Pplatter, ham, bacon, sausage, croissants, bagels and assorted desserts.

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Police arrest 18-year-old in Manassas shooting


MANASSAS, Va. (WUSA9) -- Police arrested an 18-year-old man in connection with a shooting that happened in Manassas, Va. on February 24.

The shooting happened at the intersection of Stonewall Road and McKenzie Circle, according to Manassas City Police. Paul David Thomas, 18, was the primary suspect in the case. He was arrested on February 25, after being taken into custody on a traffic stop in the area of Liberia Avenue and Stonewall Road.

Thomas is being charged with aggravated assault, use of firearm in the commission of a felony, and discharging a firearm in public.

He is being held without bond and has a pending court date of March 19, police said.

The victim in the shooting, an adult male sustained non-life-threatening injuries, according to authorities.