Manassas man arrested after incident at Best Buy

photoWright (PWPD Photo)

A Manassas man faces charges of assaulting a police officer after an incident at the Best Buy on Sudley Road in Manassas. Reginald Andre Wright, 45, also faces numerous other charges.

Prince William County Police were called to the store yesterday at about 5:30 p.m. to investigate a disorderly man who had allegedly threatened customers, assaulted several store employees, and damaged property inside the store. When officers arrived, they located the man later identified as Wright being restrained on the ground by several store employees. When officers attempted to detain the accused, he allegedly refused to comply with their commands and a struggle ensued.

During the struggle, Wright struck an officer in the face causing a minor injury, police said. Additional officers arrived, and the accused was eventually detained without further incident. No other injuries were reported.

Store employees reported to police that Wright entered the store yelling at customers and acting erratically. The accused then went behind the cash registers where he assaulted an employee before walking around the store yelling at customers, they said.

Wright then allegedly assaulted a store manager before damaging two display cases holding cell phones and phone cases. He assaulted a third employee before being restrained to the ground by four store employees prior to officers arriving.

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