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By LARRY CHAMBERS
INDEPENDENCE — A Fredericksburg man faces several charges, including felony escape, following an incident in Independence on Sunday.
Chief Deputy Mike Hash said the Grayson County Sheriff’s Department received a call about a suspicious person sitting in a car on the parking lot of Grayson Inn and Suites.
Deputy Alan Graham and Sgt. Arnold Peters were dispatched to the scene, where they found the man in a 2010 Hyundai reported stolen in Spotsylvania County.
Hash said Joshua Josiah Duggins, 21, was arrested without incident.
In a search of the vehicle, Hash said a 12-gauge shotgun and .22 caliber Marlin rifle were found.
Hash said that, after Duggins was taken to the sheriff’s office, he managed to work his hands free from the handcuffs and took off on foot. He was later apprehended on Main Street in Independence.
Hash said a handcuff key was found on Duggins in a later search.
Duggins is charged with auto larceny, possession of two stolen firearms, giving false information to avoid prosecution and felony escape.
He is being held in the New River Valley Regional Jail in Dublin without bond. He was scheduled to appear in Grayson County General District Court on Monday.