UPDATE: Washington County Virginia Sheriff’s office stated in a release Sunday that John Coalson was the man arrested. The release states that he is 24 years old and from Meadowview.

The release adds that deputies initially responded to a report of a female victim suffering from a stab wound and a man making threats at around 11:30 a.m.

Once law enforcement arrived, Coalson continued to make threats, and after “hours of failed negotiations” Coalson set fire to the trailer, opened a window, and was apprehended by law enforcement after being pulled from the fire, according to the release.


WASHINGTON COUNTY, Va. (WJHL) – One person is in custody after a barricade incident near Hillman Highway in Washington County, Virginia, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO).

Captain Travis Turner told News Channel 11 that a female victim “received a wound to her leg from a knife.” Her current condition was not available, as she was transported to a medical facility by family, Turner said.

The incident began on Hillman Highway in the Meadowview community, according to Turner, which eventually turned into a male suspect barricading himself inside a trailer on Worthington Lane. The barricade situation lasted two and a half hours before the suspect reportedly set fire to the trailer, according to Turner.

The so far unnamed male suspect has been arrested and charged with malicious wounding, and the sheriff’s office is looking at additional charges, Turner said.

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