Escapee arrested, still wearing a handcuff

News release from the Fairfax County Police Department

A man who escaped from police New Year’s Day was recaptured early this morning, still wearing a handcuff. Jaquan Ross, 27, escaped from police while being treated at a local hospital and was the subject of a wide-ranging search yesterday.

Ross was captured about 3 a.m. today in an apartment in the 7900 block of Richmond Highway after a joint effort by Fairfax County Police, a Mount Vernon Neighborhood Patrol Unit, K9 Unit, and SWAT team. The 27-year-old was arrested around three this morning in an apartment in the 7900 block of Richmond Highway. Police said he was still wearing handcuff on his right wrist.

Ross, who was wanted on several outstanding warrants, had been captured by two local bail bondsmen yesterday. He complained of pain and was taken to a local hospital. Once medically treated, Ross broke free from an officer and ran towards Route 1.

Ross is facing the following charges from today’s incident: possession of marijuana; obstruction of justice; and providing false ID to law enforcement, police said.

Additional outstanding charges include:

  • From Fairfax County: assault on family member (2X); fail to appear on felony; fail to appear on misdemeanor; violate condition of release
  • From Alexandria City: Felony aggravated assault on family member; assault on family member; destruction of property; prevent summoning of police
  • From Virginia State Police: Felony fail to stop for law enforcement; driving while suspended; reckless driving; fail to abide by traffic light (3X)