UPDATED 4/22/21 – The Arlington County Police Department’s Homicide/Robbery Unit has arrested a suspect wanted for his role in an assault with strangulation on April 13, 2021, in the Colonial Village neighborhood. Marquis Holmes, 22, of No Fixed Address has been charged with Strangulation and Abduction with Intent to Defile. He is being held in the Arlington County Detention Facility.
Following the April 13 incident, detectives launched a thorough investigation which included canvassing for information, reviewing crime scene evidence, interviewing witnesses and following up on investigative leads. As a result, detectives identified Mr. Holmes as a suspect and sought a warrant for Strangulation. On the evening of April 21, officers responding to the report of a suspicious person in the 1500 block of N. Pierce Street located the suspect and took him into custody without incident on the outstanding warrant. Following an interview with detectives, an additional charge of Abduction with Intent to Defile was obtained.
This remains an active criminal investigation and anyone with additional information is asked to contact the Arlington County Police Department’s Homicide/Robbery Unit at 703-228-4180 or ACPDTipline@arlingtonva.us. Information may also be reported anonymously through the Arlington County Crime Solvers hotline at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).
ARLINGTON, Va. – The Arlington County Police Department’s Homicide/Robbery Unit is investigating an assault with strangulation in the Colonial Village neighborhood which took place on the evening of April 13, 2021.
At approximately 7:08 p.m., police were dispatched to the 1800 block of N. Uhle Street for the report of an assault in progress. Upon arrival, it was determined that the female victim was walking in the area when the unknown male suspect approached her from behind and tightly put a rope or cord around her neck. The victim attempted to pull the object loose and fell to the ground with the suspect over her. The suspect then began to strangle her with his hands and stopped the attack when two witnesses arrived in the area. He fled the scene on foot and a canvass by responding officers concluded with negative results. The victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
The suspect is described as a light skin Black male in his late teens to early 20’s, 5’6” tall with a thin build. He was wearing frayed blue jeans, a black zip up jacket with red accents on the sleeves, a tan or beige shirt underneath and a black baseball hat.
This remains an active criminal investigation and anyone with information related to this incident is asked to contact the Arlington County Police Department’s Homicide/Robbery Unit at 703-228-4180 or ACPDTipline@arlingtonva.us. Information may also be reported anonymously through the Arlington County Crime Solvers hotline at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).