A Newport News man is wanted by police after a Woodbridge woman was reportedly locked in her hotel room in an attempted abduction, Prince William County police spokesperson Ericca Figueroa said.
Police initially responded to the report of a robbery at the Super 8 Motel at 17400 Jefferson Davis Highway in Dumfries just before midnight Jan. 29.
"The victim, a 32-year-old female of Woodbridge, reported to police an unknown male, later identified as the accused, forcibly entered her room, locked the door and would not allow her to leave the room or call police," Figueroa said. "The victim was ultimately able to call police while the accused was distracted. The accused fled the motel when he heard the victim talking with police. The victim was able to later identify the accused as an occupant of another room located in the motel and a witness was able to identify the accused as the male who entered the victim’s room."
Officers found marijuana and other evidence that linked the accused to this incident. Police got warrants for the arrest of Dion Langley Phoenix, 21, of Tarrytown Court in Newport News. He is wanted for abduction, burglary, and possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute.
He was identified as a black male, about 5-foot-11 in height, weighing about 150 pounds, of a thin build, with short black hair and brown eyes. The photo attached is from February of 2011.