Four people were arrested Friday following an incident that involved trying to break into a Stafford home with an ax, police said.
Sheriff’s spokeswoman Amanda Vicinanzo said deputies went to the 500 block of Eskimo Hill Road after a caller reported that she had been assaulted and that her assailants were outside trying to break into her home with an ax. The victim also reported that someone had threatened to burn the house down.
Deputy Dylan Aubrecht and Sgt. Brandon Reed arrived and found numerous dents and scuff marks on the door and an ax nearby. The four suspects were found standing near a vehicle.
One of the women told police that the group had come to the home to confront the victim about the alleged theft of money.
The victim told police that one of the suspects had texted her to inform her they were on their way. The victim said she was standing on her front porch when the group arrived and two of them assaulted her. She said she then retreated into the house and locked the door.
Tina Lara, 52, Dakota Lara-Bayliss, 22, Taylor House, 21, all of Stafford, and Taylor Kennaugh, 25, of Fredericksburg were charged with offenses that include assault by mob, assault, attempted breaking and entering with the intent to commit a felony, conspiracy and public intoxication. House was also charged with threatening to bomb or burn.
All four were placed in the Rappahannock Regional Jail.