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Update: Brothers wanted in assault on Poquoson Sheriff’s Deputy in custody

Posted: 7:37 AM, Jul 08, 2012
Updated: 2012-07-11 16:56:17-04
Update: Brothers wanted in assault on Poquoson Sheriff’s Deputy in custody

Update: According to the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Facebook page, the Stevens brothers  have now turned themselves in to police. 

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Poquoson, Va. -The Poquoson Police Department is asking for the community’s assistance in locating two York County brothers wanted in the July 4th assault of a York County Sheriff’s Deputy and a boat captain at Owens Marina in Poquoson.

Police received word that Justin and Donald Stevens would turn themselves in on Monday, but now believe the brothers may have fled the state.

Justin Stevens is a 26-year-old white male, 5’8” tall, 175 lbs., with brown hair and blue eyes.  His last known address is in the 100 block of Hodges Cove Road in York County.  The Poquoson Police Department has warrants charging him with Malicious Wounding, Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer and Committing an Act of Violence by Mob.     

Donald Stevens is a 22-year-old, white male, 6’0” tall, 250 lbs., with brown hair and brown eyes.  His last known address is in the 100 block of Hodges Cove Road in York County.  The Poquoson Police Department has warrants charging him with Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer and Committing an Act of Violence by Mob.

Anyone with information on their whereabouts is asked to call the York Poquoson Sheriff’s Office at 757-890-3630 or Poquoson Police Department at 757-868-3501 or the Poquoson Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.  

Crime Line callers may remain totally anonymous and could be eligible for a cash reward for information leading to an arrest.

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Poquoson, Va. – Three men have been arrested in connection with an assault of an off-duty York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Deputy and a boat captain at Owens Marina in Poquoson.

The alleged assault occurred sometime after 6:00 p.m. on July 4th

Witnesses reported that, prior to the assault, a boat carrying the deputy approached the boat “High Pressure” at the gas pumps located at the marina’s dock.

The deputy and the boat captain asked how long the other boat was going to be. The response they received led to a brief verbal altercation.

The boat captain and the deputy parked their boat in a slip farther away and exited to go into the marina to eat dinner.

Four to seven people from the other boat approached the deputy and the boat captain on the dock where the assault is alleged to have occurred.

The York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office, the Virginia Marine Resources Commission and members of the Tri-Rivers Drug Task Force worked closely with the Poquoson Police Department and assisted with locating and arresting the three suspects.

Additional arrests are expected.