Reston Woman Arrested After Barricade
Reston Police District – A 29-year-old woman was arrested after an hours long barricade Sunday night in a Reston apartment community. Beginning at 4:51 p.m., officers responded to the 2200 block of Stone Wheel Drive to investigate a domestic assault. Officers determined Iesha Walker assaulted a family member and obtained a felony domestic assault warrant. When officers went to serve the warrant, they learned that Walker was in another apartment nearby and attempted to contact her when she barricaded herself inside the apartment. Walker then made threats to burn the building, harm the two people inside, and shoot any officers who entered the apartment.
Our Special Operations Division and crisis negotiators responded to the apartment and attempted to de-escalate the situation over the phone. As Walker continued to make threats to harm an occupant inside the apartment, officers from our Special Operations Division forced entry in order to preserve the sanctity of life. The family member and acquaintance were safely removed from inside the apartment and Walker was taken into custody. While Walker was taken into custody, she assaulted several officers. She was charged with assault against a family member third offense, threats to bomb or burn and eleven counts of assault on law enforcement. She remains held without bond at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center.