A Stafford County man is facing charges after allegedly striking a car with a hammer, according to the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office. The victim was reportedly delivering newspapers, SCSO spokesperson Amanda Vincinanzo said.

Rick Lynn Asbury Jr., 38, of Stafford, is charged with destruction of property, disorderly conduct, possession of a controlled substance, driving suspended and reckless driving, she said.

The victim told deputies that she was driving on Rockdale Road around 3:40 a.m. April 13 when Asbury started hitting her vehicle with a hammer.

Deputies began canvassing the area and found a stopped pick-up truck blocking the roadway, Vincinanzo said.

The truck began moving, narrowly avoiding a head-on collision with the cruiser, she said. Asbury then got out of the truck and went into his home.

Additional units arrived and established a perimeter and Asbury eventually complied with deputies’ orders to exit the home and was taken into custody.

Deputies located several hammers as well as a small, clear bag containing a white powdery substance. A broken hammer also was found in the roadway.

Asbury is being held without bond at the Rappahannock Regional Jail, Vincinanzo said.

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Joe Brito

Did he yell "Stop Hammer Time?"

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