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Gun, assault charges for Loudoun man

A Loudoun man was charged Wednesday after firing a gun during an argument at his home on Short Hill Road in Purcellville, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office.

Steven D. Underwood, 51, is accused of brandishing a gun and firing several rounds during an argument with a man and two women at his home, police said.


Underwood. (LCSO)

He is also charged with assaulting one of the women.

Loudoun sheriff's deputies responded to the scene around 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday after receiving a report of gunfire and an assault.

Underwood was taken into custody around 11:40 p.m., police said. He faces assault and weapons charges and remains held at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center without bond, according to the sheriff's office.

-- Caitlin Gibson

By Washington Post Editors  | October 6, 2010; 12:27 PM ET
Categories:  Loudoun  
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We all know there wont be many post on this one by the typicals. He is white. And of course the white posters only bash the non white criminals.

Posted by: ged0386 | October 6, 2010 4:29 PM | Report abuse

What sort of weapons charges apply to a person in his own home? If you don't like the way he's holding his gun, leave.

Posted by: blasmaic | October 6, 2010 4:51 PM | Report abuse

Maybe he told them to stay... while holding his gun. You never know.

Posted by: good1 | October 6, 2010 5:06 PM | Report abuse

"What sort of weapons charges apply to a person in his own home?"

The sort where he Uses A Weapon To Threaten a person.

Posted by: MTfromDC | October 6, 2010 5:41 PM | Report abuse


Yeah but not permitting someone to leave is detaining them at gunpoint, which is a bunch of other crimes.

Brandishing a gun or even firing a gun in your own home just cannot be illegal (although take my word that a 357 will leave your ears ringing for days). If you don't like the way a gun owner is acting in his own home, leave.

Who would say that you can enter another person's house, start an argument, and then have him arrested for wielding a gun in his own home?

Sounds like the four Stafford County deputies who shot an unarmed homeowner in the back four times as he retreated from his patio to his back door found work in Loundon.

Posted by: blasmaic | October 6, 2010 5:55 PM | Report abuse

...is accused of brandishing a gun
...is accused of firing several rounds
...is accused of assaulting one of the women

for those of you who seem to be having such a difficult time understanding why this... gentleman... was aressted, there's a quick fix. Pretend he's [One Of Those People] and committed any ONE of the above offenses of which he is ACCUSED.

Posted by: MTfromDC | October 6, 2010 6:43 PM | Report abuse

I don't get how firing a gun in your own house is a crime. I don't get how brandishing or assualt can occur if preceeded by the words, "get the hell out of my house."

Posted by: blasmaic | October 6, 2010 10:04 PM | Report abuse

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