RAPE, ABDUCTION, ASSAULT: Repeat violent offender Anthony Agee captured after Reston attack

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Chief Kevin Davis and Major Ed O’Carroll, Bureau Commander, Major Crimes, Cyber & Forensics, update the community on Sunday’s sexual assault in the 2200 block of Lovedale Lane in Reston, Va.

Anthony-Agee-charged-in-shooting, with-possession-of-a-firearm-by-convicted-felon-Feb.-23-2022-at-fight-at-Paper-Moon. Agee is now charged with the rape of a Reston woman that took place on August 22, 2022. Fairfax Commonwealths Attorney Descanto failed to keep him behind bars.

The victim was raped on the floor of her townhome after being awoken to Agee standing inside her apartment and armed with a knife, according to investigators.

Imagine for a moment a horror scene from a movie. Imagine for a moment everyone’s worst nightmare. An adult woman who falls asleep in her living room while watching TV wakes up to a man standing inside her apartment armed with a weapon. This wasn’t a movie. It was Sunday night, minutes before midnight,”

Major Ed O’Carroll, Commander of Fairfax County Major Crimes, Cyber and Forensic Bureau.

GRAND THEFT AUTO – Agee was caught after a chase when he wrecked the stolen car

STOLEN AUTO RECOVERY: 2200 block of Castle Rock Square, 3/1/21, 4:34 p.m. Reston District Neighborhood Patrol Units located a stolen 2012 Ford Fusion in a neighborhood and attempted to stop the car, but the driver refused, drove a short distance and crashed into an unoccupied car. The driver, Anthony Agee, 21, of Reston, was located by a police K9 and taken into custody. He was charged with grand larceny auto theft, reckless driving, false identity to law enforcement and hit and run.

ABC7 NEWS provided this update on August 23, 2022:
Police said the victim was taken to an area hospital and treated for her injuries. The victim’s cell phone was taken by the alleged suspect and found discarded in the woods a distance away from the apartment.

Police were made aware of a previous case on June 9. In that incident, video footage provided by a community member caught a predator passing through at various times during the night, police said. In the same case, an alert community member also saw a handprint on a sliding glass door.

On Monday, police placed an emergency rush on getting the print analyzed by a forensics team, and hours later, “got a hit”, according to O’Carroll.

Arrest warrants for Agee were secured by police for peeping and indecent exposure Monday at 4:15 p.m. —18 hours after the attack. Agee was placed in handcuffs, police said.


Agee has a lengthy criminal history in Fairfax County, according to the county’s general district court. At the time of Sunday’s rape, Agee was on bond awaiting trial on an indecent exposure charge.

7News obtained a copy of his prior charges on Tuesday, which includes:

  • Entering a structure to commit assault and battery
  • Pointing/brandishing a firearm
  • Grand larceny: Auto theft
  • Use of a firearm in a felony
  • Falsely identifying oneself to law enforcement
  • A number of driving-related infractions

Chief Davis was asked about Agee’s prior record during the press conference Tuesday.

“As we look back at him and his criminal history, and the opportunities that the criminal justice system may have had to interrupt his criminal behavior, that’s always something that should give us pause to contemplate being better as a criminal justice system,” Davis said. “It should be an absolute aberration for any of us to stand up here and describe a repeat violent offender. You shouldn’t be a repeat violent offender because your criminal behaviors should be interrupted by incarceration.”

FIRST report of the brutal rape by an armed intruder in Reston, Va.

Reston Police District – Detectives from our Major Crimes Bureau Sex Crimes Unit are investigating a sexual assault that occurred on Sunday in the 2200 block of Lovedale Lane in Reston. Officers were called to an apartment around 11:50 p.m. for the report of a woman who was sexually assaulted. The victim was asleep and awoke to a man standing inside her apartment. The man threatened the woman with what appeared to be a knife and sexually assaulted her. The suspect is described as a black man, unknown age, approximately 5’6”, thin build, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, a mask, and gloves. 

The victim was taken to a nearby hospital and treated for injuries that were not considered life threatening. Patrol units and K9 officers saturated the area to locate the man, but he was not found. Detectives are asking community members who reside in the area to review home surveillance in the evening hours on Sunday for any suspicious activity.  

 “Our detectives have been working nonstop on this case. We’ve developed and are actively following up on several promising leads. I have the utmost confidence the suspect will be identified soon and we will do everything we can to hold him accountable for this heinous crime,” Major Ed O’Carroll, Bureau Commander, Major Crimes, Cyber & Forensics.

Anyone who may have information about this case 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 and follow the steps to “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 advocates from our Major Crimes Bureau’s Victim Services Division have been assigned to this case to ensure the victim receives the appropriate resources and assistance.  


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Steve Descano was sworn in as the Commonwealth’s Attorney for Fairfax County and the City of Fairfax in January 2020. He is a veteran, former federal prosecutor, husband, and father.

Since taking office, Steve has undertaken a reform agenda aimed at mitigating racial and socioeconomic disparities and countering mass incarceration in Fairfax County’s Justice System. Under his leadership, the Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney has stopped requesting cash bail, implemented a new sentencing policy to address mass incarceration, and restructured the office to produce accountability around reforms, among other initiatives.

A West Point graduate, Steve served as a helicopter pilot and U.S. Army Officer before putting himself through law school and becoming a federal prosecutor. He served in the Obama Administration’s Justice Department for six years, specializing in the prosecution of complex financial crimes.

After his work in the Justice Department, Steve was selected as the Fairfax County NAACP’s first nominee to the County’s Police Civilian Review Panel. He also worked to help families throughout the region as the Chief Operations Officer and General Counsel at Paragon Autism Services, Northern Virginia’s premiere provider of Applied Behavior Analysis therapy for children with Autism.

Steve lives in Burke Centre with his wife, Ryanne, and his daughter, Charlotte.


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