Five Arrested in Connection with Woodbridge Stabbing

Five people were arrested in connection with a stabbing incident on Jan. 9.

The Prince William County Police Department reports that on Jan. 9, 19-year-old Paul Arze had planned to meet up with an unknown woman at the 3200 block of Wyndale Court in Woodbridge.

While walking to the area, Arze encountered an unknown man who was later identified as Samuel Hessenauer. Hessenauer displayed what was believed to be a gun and tried to rob Arze, police report.

The two men got into a tussle, and Arze pulled out a knife and stabbed the victim, according to police. Detectives also identified acquaintances who were also involved in the robbery.

Following an investigation, all the men involved were arrested on Monday:

  • Paul Kristopher Arze, 19, of Woodbridge was charged with aggravated malicious wounding.
  • Samuel Jared Hessenauer, 19, of Haymarket, was charged with attempted robbery, use of a firearm in commission of a felony, and obstruction of justice.  
  • Lucas Heyden Dodd, 22, of Haymarket, was charged with conspiracy to commit robbery and obstruction of justice.
  • Christian Alexander Barr, 19, of Gainesville, was charged with conspiracy to commit robbery and obstruction of justice.
  • Cullen Chase Poynter, 18, of Gainesville was charged with conspiracy to commit robbery and obstruction of justice. 
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jalefema January 15, 2014 at 02:10 PM
What the hell is WRONG with people?!
Emily Poynter January 15, 2014 at 03:51 PM
I don't believe that all of those kids were directly involved. One of them is my little brother and I'm almost positive that he is being wrongfully accused. How upsetting.
Nic Dennard January 16, 2014 at 10:48 PM
So if someone tries to rob me with a gun, I can't defend myself with a knife without being charged? That's ridiculous..


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