Hit & Run / Vehicle Theft / Larceny / Destruction of Property (multiple): Sterling VA

On February 11, at 4:39 am, deputies responded to the 42900 block of Fadeley Lane, Sterling, for a report of a stolen Kubota 4×4 vehicle. The UTV broke the gate and then left the property. The Kubota was later located parked at a nearby hotel located in the 43300 block of Defender Drive, Chantilly. Deputies located the hotel room the subject was in and attempted to make contact. The subject refused to open the door and respond to the deputies. The subject then placed items against the door to block entry and set off the sprinkler system. Deputies forced entry into the room, where the subject actively resisted their efforts and assaulted the deputies. Deputies were able to take the male into custody. During the course of the investigation into this incident, it was determined that the same subject had been involved in two previous incidents in Loudoun County. On February 10, at 9:33 pm, LCSO Deputies responded to a report of a hit and run. The complainants reported that their vehicle was struck, and the subject drove off. At 11:30 pm, Deputies received a call regarding an abandoned vehicle on the Loudoun County Parkway, which was a similar description to the above hit and run incident. The driver was not located at that time. It was also learned prior to the theft of the UTV on February 11, the suspect entered a storage facility, located at 24200 block of Liberty Harvest Court, Sterling, and attempted to drive a truck that was being stored on the property. The subject also shot a round from a handgun inside the vehicle causing damage. The handgun was left behind. The subject, Matthew G. Martin, 28 of Lorton was charged with Grand Larceny, multiple counts of Destruction of Property, Assault & Battery on Law Enforcement, Obstructing Justice, Hit and Run, Violation of Fire Protection Code, and Trespassing. Martin was transported to the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center where he is being held without bond.

02/10/2021 – 02/11/2021


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