Hanover, Va. – Today, March 5, 2019, at approximately 12:23 p.m., deputies responded to the intersection of Atlee Road and Mechanicsville Turnpike for a reported suspicious situation of a male standing near the intersection wearing a mask and holding a sword.
Deputies arrived on scene and located the subject with a bandana covering his face and holding a sword. The subject then began to walk into the middle of the intersection. Commands were immediately given to the subject to which he eventually complied and was taken into custody without incident. The sword was found to be plastic.
The subject was identified as Stephon R. Carpenter, 23, of Mechanicsville, VA. Carpenter was arrested and charged with wearing a mask in public and disorderly conduct.
Bond information for Carpenter is not available at this time.
Anyone with further information about this incident is asked to contact the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office at (804) 365-6140 or the Metro Richmond Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. Citizens can also download the “P3 Tips” app for their mobile devices to submit their tip. Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.