Man Wanted for Domestic-Related Abduction Now in Custody


Mount Vernon Police District –  A man wanted for a domestic-related abduction in the Alexandria area of Fairfax County this morning has turned himself into police. Our investigation began when officers were called to the area of Richmond Highway and Cooper Road around 8:30 this morning to meet with the victim of an alleged abduction. The woman told officers 34-year-old Curtis Watson of New Carrollton, Maryland had been waiting for her outside her home on Little Hunting Creek. She had taken the estranged couple’s six-month old baby girl to her car and put her in a child safety seat. Detectives believe Watson then grabbed the victim, took her inside her home and tied her up; leaving the baby in the car. After a period of time, he took the victim, while still bound, back out to her car and put her in the back seat. He drove her around for about an hour and then drove back to her home. Watson got out of the car to get something he had left in the yard. He told the victim not to move and inferred he had a knife. The woman managed to free herself and get into the driver’s seat and drive away. When Watson realized the victim had escaped, he ran away. Officers, including K9 and Fairfax 1 quickly saturated the area, searching for the suspect. A regional lookout was sent and detectives from our Fugitive section assisted in the search. A short time ago, Watson turned himself in to Prince George’s County Police.

One of our Domestic Violence detectives obtained a total of nine warrants; five felonies and four misdemeanors related to today’s incident. Watson will be processed and brought back to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center where the warrants will be served.

Please continue to monitor us on Twitter at @fairfaxpolice and our blog, for the latest information.

Please continue to monitor our Twitter platform, @fairfaxpolice and our blog, for the latest information.