Man Arrested for June 17 Deadly Assault

Mount Vernon Police District – A man is in custody for the deadly assault of Michelle Huntley, who was found at a bus stop in the 7800 block of Richmond Highway. After canvassing the Hybla Valley area, detectives located surveillance footage from several sources near the bus stop where Huntley, 63, was fatally assaulted on June 17. Detectives from our Major Crimes Bureau distributed an internal bulletin, asking officers for help in identifying a person of interest.

Yesterday afternoon, an officer saw Chante Antonio Jones, 32, wearing similar clothing from the night of the attack in the 7900 block of Richmond Highway – one block away from where the deadly assault took place. Detectives from our Homicide Squad responded to the scene. Through their investigation, detectives determined Jones was the assailant. Jones was charged with aggravated malicious wounding and held without bond. Detectives continue to investigate to determine the relationship between Jones and Huntley as well as the circumstances leading to the assault.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner is conducting an autopsy to determine the specific cause and manner of death. Pending the results of the autopsy and consultation with the Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney, charges may be amended.

Victim specialists from our Major Crimes Bureau’s Victim Services Division have been assigned to ensure the victim’s family is receiving appropriate resources and assistance. 

Anyone who may have information about this assault is asked to contact detectives at 703-246-7800, option 2. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Solvers by phone – 1-866-411-TIPS (866-411-8477), and by web – Click HERE. Download the ‘P3 Tips’ App “Fairfax Co Crime Solvers”. Anonymous tipsters are eligible for cash rewards of $100 to $1,000 dollars. Please leave contact information if you wish for a detective to follow up with you.  

(Originally published on June 26, 2022)

Woman Succumbs to Injuries from June 17 Assault

Mount Vernon Police District – Detectives from our Homicide Squad are investigating the deadly assault of a 63-year-old Alexandria woman. Just after midnight on June 17, officers responded to a bus stop in the 7800 block of Richmond Highway. A passerby saw the victim suffering from trauma to the upper body. The victim, Michelle Huntley, was taken to a nearby hospital for injuries considered life threatening. Sadly, Michelle succumbed to her injuries this afternoon.

Detectives have reviewed hours of surveillance footage, conducted several interviews, and canvassed the surrounding area extensively to determine the circumstances that led up the deadly assault. Detectives believe the injuries Michelle sustained were likely from blunt force. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy to determine specific cause and manner of death.

Anyone who may have information about this assault is asked to contact detectives at 703-246-7800, option 2. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Solvers by phone – 1-866-411-TIPS (866-411-8477), by text – Type “FCCS” plus tip to 847411, and by web – Click HERE. Download our Mobile tip411 App “Fairfax Co Crime Solvers”. Anonymous tipsters are eligible for cash rewards of $100 to $1,000 dollars. Please leave contact information if you wish for a detective to follow up with you.  

Victim specialists from our Major Crimes Bureau’s Victim Services Division have been assigned to ensure the victim’s family is receiving appropriate resources and assistance. 

This is the 12th homicide of the year in Fairfax County. Year to date, there were ten homicides at this point in 2021.

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