A Stafford man was charged with multiple offenses after driving a car into a pool and residence not far from his own home in southern Stafford, police said.
Sheriff’s Maj. Shawn Kimmitz said Deputy D.S. Jett went to the area of Grafton Village and Deacon Road at 2:24 a.m. in response to a vehicle accident. The vehicle, a BMW, had a feature that automatically contacted 911 after its airbag deployed.
Jett found the car with significant damage in the yard of a home on Payton Drive. Kimmitz said the investigation revealed that the driver had traveled across Deacon Road and through a ditch and two fences before striking the above-ground pool and the house. The driver left before deputies arrived.
Jett identified the driver as 23-year-old Edward J. McCall. Deputies searched the area and McCall’s nearby residence on Amherst Avenue, but were not able to find him at that time.
Kimmitz said Jett was at the magistrate’s office obtaining warrants about two hours later when police received a call for help from McCall’s residence. When deputies arrived, they saw McCall inside the home assaulting another man.
Police said McCall assaulted deputies and resisted arrest, but was eventually handcuffed. A taser was used on McCall during the arrest, Kimmitz said, but appeared to have little effect.
McCall was charged with assault and battery, two felony counts of assault on a law enforcement officer, obstruction of justice, reckless driving, hit and run, destruction of property and driving on a suspended license. He was placed in the Rappahannock Regional Jail.
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