Daontre Kalio Waters

Daontre Kalio Waters

A 25-year-old Culpeper man faces murder, eluding and attempted capital murder charges in a Friday evening police chase that ended in a crash that killed a 61-year-old Stafford County woman.

Daontre Kalio Waters is held without bond at the Rappahannock Regional Jail on charges of felony murder, felony eluding and attempted capital murder. Additional charges are pending as the investigation continues, the Stafford County Sheriff's Office said in a news release.

The incident began about 7:25 p.m. Friday when a deputy responded to an address on Colonial Avenue for a report of a robbery. The deputy learned that a resident had returned home to find a stranger in the home carrying a duffel bag. The resident was then threatened by the stranger and subdued for a brief period of time. The resident was eventually able to free himself and discovered various items and a 2008 Chevy Tahoe were stolen, the sheriff's office said.

As this incident was being investigated, a deputy had a Chevy Tahoe pass him northbound on Jefferson Davis Highway near the Rappahannock Regional Jail travelling 84 miles per hour in the 50 miles per hour zone. The deputy attempted to stop the vehicle near Hospital Center Boulevard, however, the suspect continued to speed and initiated a pursuit, the release said.

Deputies then realized this matched the description of the stolen vehicle on Colonial Avenue. The suspect briefly lost control of the Tahoe at the intersection with Tamar Creek Lane and went partially onto the sidewalk. He then regained control and continued north on Jefferson Davis Highway.

The deputy was able to catch up with the suspect near Austin Run Boulevard and utilized a PIT maneuver to end the pursuit. The maneuver had the desired effect of spinning and stopping the Tahoe and the deputy began ordering the suspect out of the vehicle, the release said.

A second deputy arrived on the scene as the suspect was able to get the Tahoe back in gear. The suspect then revved the engine and turned the Tahoe toward the second deputy, who had exited his marked patrol car. The suspect accelerated into the marked cruiser, which struck the deputy sending him into the air. The deputy was able to fire several rounds, striking the suspect vehicle, as the suspect drove toward him, but the suspect was not hit, the sheriff's office said.

The suspect then fled southbound on Jefferson Davis Highway in the northbound lanes for approximately one-half mile before striking a Nissan Rogue head-on in the area of 2286 Jefferson Davis Highway. The driver of the Nissan was pronounced deceased at the scene. She has been identified as Martha Chavez, 61, of Stafford. A passenger in the Nissan was transported to the hospital with life threatening injuries.

The suspect was taken into custody at the accident scene and taken to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries. 

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Tom Fitzpatrick

I didn't make a statement, at first. I raised a question that, in this current environment of persecuting police and not prosecuting criminals, is a very fair question.

Did the police officer hesitate to defend himself which enabled the criminal to come close to murdering him, as he clearly intended?

Again, it is a valid question. One that should be considered before the anarchists convince us to tie the hands of police officers, instead of cuffing the wrists of criminals.

Jimi Weaver

Hey Tom I can’t see where the LEO’s held back at all. First they PIT the suspect, he is then able to restart his vehicle & the LEO’s fire several shots. What else did you expect them to do. Your statement doesn’t hold water

ROBERT ARRINGTON

awe hes crying poor bastard hope he rots in jail

Tom Fitzpatrick

In this current environment of carefully orchestrated paralysis of law enforcement, the question must be asked - Did the responding LEO's hold back in their response for fear, not of the criminal, but of the politicians? If they had acted more aggressively, would that poor 61 year old person still be alive?

To be abundantly clear, this comment is not about the police. It is about the politicians, and the "movement" they are fostering.

woodbridgeresident

Seriously, do people just post without reading? The officer fired gunshots but missed because he was charged with the vehicle.

Tom Fitzpatrick

Did you read. He was stopped. He never should have been able to start again.

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