Police briefs for Thursday, April 4

Alexandria man points store pellet gun at mall security officer, police say

WOODBRIDGE — An Alexandria man grabbed a pellet gun on display inside the Sports Authority and pointed it in the face of a Potomac Mills mall security guard Tuesday evening, police said Wednesday.

Nevis White Keyes, 18, of 407 E. Raymond Ave., faces charges of brandishing a firearm after he aimed the firearm at a 19-year-old male security officer — who was called to the area of the Sports Authority on a disorderly subject complaint — but did not pull the trigger, police said.

No bond information or court date was available for Keyes, who is wanted on charges in Fairfax County, police said.

Regional drug task force makes four arrests

WOODBRIDGE — The Prince William County-Manassas joint narcotics task force arrested four people in two separate busts on drug charges Tuesday.

Members of the task force charged both Cory Frye, 31, of 11405 Golden Leaf Circle, and Kevin Woods, 35, of 7667 Somerset Lane, with possession with intent to distribute cocaine after arresting both men in Frye’s Manassas home, said Detective Dennis Mangan, a spokesman for county police.

Later on that night, the task force arrested Robert Woodson, 32, of 9019 Merrimack Drive in Manassas, and Toni Koch, 35, of 917-A S. Rolfe St. in Arlington, at a rest stop along Interstate 95, Mangan said.

Police charged Woodson with possession with the intent to distribute cocaine and Oxycontin, as well as probation violation, Mangan said.

Koch faces possession of cocaine charges. Bond amount and court dates for any of the suspects was not provided by police.

Old Town traffic rerouted during natural-gas leak

MANASSAS — Emergency service units in Manassas closed southbound Church Street on Wednesday for 50 minutes when a natural-gas line ruptured during construction, said Manassas Police spokesman Marc Woolverton.

During the gas leak, traffic was rerouted around Church Street via Main Street, Prince William Street and Grant Avenue, Woolverton said.

— Keith Walker and Adam H. Beasley

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