Police Arrest Suspect in Abduction Case

Posted: November 24, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The George Mason Police Department has made an arrest in the case reported as an abduction in Lot B. The incident was said to have occurred on Oct. 16 and reported to the police on Oct. 21. Following a sustained investigation, police were able to positively identify the person who encountered the victim on Oct. 16.

After several interviews and a polygraph examination, the case was brought to the commonwealth attorney’s office, which authorized that assault charges be placed against Richard Shenton. A warrant was obtained by police Detective Brian Bannon on Nov. 20. Shenton turned himself into police headquarters, and he was processed and then released on his personal recognizance.

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