Wednesday, March 22 officers of Essex County Sheriff’s department arrested Duron A. Penn, a 34-year-old from Woodbridge, VA, Prince William County. Penn was charged with malicious wounding for stabbing a 12-year-old boy in the chest and neck. Penn was visiting the home of the wounded boy, and apparently tried to stab a pregnant woman in the house as well. Neighbors report Penn actually lived in a rented home in Essex County with a woman, another couple, and the boy. The situation is still under investigation as investigators are still trying to determine the relationship of Penn to the house members. The 12-year-old boy was taken to Riverside and then transferred to MCV. At this writing he is reported in stable condition.
Neighbors witnessed Penn riding a bicycle in the neighborhood, partially clothed from the waist down, and alerted the police. It was also reported that Penn taunted a passerby as he rode through.
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