More arrests in Friday Sterling attack
Four men have been charged in connection to a Nov. 12 assault and stabbing in Sterling, according to the Loudoun County sheriff's office.
Alexander Garcia, 25, and Matias C. Garcia, 20, both of Sterling, were charged Tuesday in the assault of a 17-year-old male from Sterling and a 20-year-old male from Ashburn, police said.
Two other men, Manuel O. Rivera, 26, of Herndon, and Christopher A. Bryant, 21, of Sterling, were charged Sunday in the case.
The two victims were approached by several men around 11:40 p.m. as they left a convenience store and returned to their car in Community Plaza, according to Kraig Troxell, Loudoun sheriff's spokesman. The group of men assaulted the victims and the 17-year-old was stabbed, police said.
The 20-year-old transported the 17-year-old to the emergency room at Reston Hospital and police were contacted, according to Troxell. The 17-year-old's wounds were considered non-life-threatening but did require surgery, Troxell said. The 20-year-old did not receive serious injuries, according to police.
"We believe at this point that there was likely a dispute between one of the victims and one of the suspects involved," Troxell said. He added that possible gang affiliation has not been ruled out, but at this point there is no indication that the assault itself was related to gang activity.
Troxell said the assault remains under investigation and further arrests are likely.
The four men remain held without bond at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center, police said. They face misdemeanor and felony assault charges.
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