Woman taken into custody by Newport News Police after barricade situation

Posted at 4:39 PM, Aug 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-20 12:31:57-04

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — Police in Newport News took a woman into custody Sunday after a barricade situation around 4 p.m. in the 1000th block of Center Avenue.

Fredericka Lofton

Police said the barricade situation started as a domestic dispute between an estranged couple.

27-year-old Fredericka Lofton allegedly appeared at the residence police responded to and refused to leave after being asked to by the victim. She also became physical with the victim, before trapping herself in a backroom of the home, according to police.

Police said she was believed to be under the influence of narcotics and to have had some type of weapon on her during the incident. They added that she also has warrants out for her arrest not related to the barricade situation.

No life-threatening injuries were reported.

Lofton’s charges consist of Abduction, Assault on Law Enforcement X2, Assault on Family Member, Petit Larceny, Intentional Damage X2 and Child Abuse/Neglect.