Woodbridge Man Charged with Inert Explosive Device Hoax
Prince William County police have arrested and charged a Woodbridge man in conjunction with an incident that closed Aden Road in Nokesville Thursday. The following information came from Prince William County Police Department.
Editor's Note 8:04 p.m.: Prince William County Police issued a correction in their original release of information about the charges against the suspect at 5:49 p.m. The change has been updated in the charges.
A Woodbridge man was charged with manufacturing a hoax explosive device, a felony charge, after police shut down Aden Road Thursday.
Police reported to the 14100 block of Aden Road in Nokesville, VA for a suspicious package after a caller had reported to police that he had encountered an unknown man in the area.
“Once there, the accused attempted to hand the caller, what appeared to be, an explosive device,” said Prince William County Police Public Information Officer Jonathan Perok. “The caller refused to accept it, at which point, the accused placed the device in a ditch and walked away.”
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Perok said the caller immediately contacted police. Police responded to the area of Aden Road and Parkgate Drive where Jerrold Long Feuchtwanger, 34, of the 3400 block of Madelyn Court, was detained without incident.
Perok said the device caused Aden road to be closed for several hours. The Virginia State Police Explosive Ordinance Disposal Unit assisted and determined the device to be inert, said Perok.
Feuchtwanger was subsequently charged. His court date and bond information were not immediately available.