Wanted Virginia Man Driving Stolen Car Arrested After Traffic Stop Faces Multiple Gun Charges in Charles County

July 8, 2019
John Christopher Heasley, 42, of Montross Virginia

John Christopher Heasley, 42, of Montross Virginia

On Sunday, June 23, 2019, at approximately 2:45 a.m., Deputy J. Wilson of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office was on Crain Highway when a black four-door passenger car with no lights on passed him at a high rate of speed. Deputy Wilson initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle which then pulled over in front of the American Legion, south of Hawthorne Road. The vehicle was a black Chevrolet passenger car bearing a Virginia license plate.

The sole occupant/driver was identified as John Christopher Heasley, 42, of Montross Virginia.

While talking to Heasley, Deputy Wilson observed the barrel of a handgun protruding from under a wooden box in the front passenger floorboard.

At that time Deputy Wilson drew his service weapon and ordered Heasley to place his hands on the steering wheel and to remain still.  Heasley was reluctant to comply with the orders but after several loud verbal commands, he placed his hands on the steering wheel. A second deputy arrived to assist while a La Plata Police Officer removed the gun and a small wooden box from the floorboard.

Heasley was placed under arrest and became combative with officers as he was removed from his vehicle.

A search of the vehicle revealed a loaded .22 caliber revolver, an unloaded semi-automatic .22 caliber handgun and another loaded .22 caliber revolver along with four additional magazines.

The officers were advised by Charles County Communications that the vehicle was reported stolen through Fairfax County, Virginia.

Further checks revealed the vehicle was not currently registered or insured.

Heasley had an outstanding warrant through the Maryland State Police and was prohibited from possessing a firearm due to being convicted of Regulated Firearm Illegal possession in Charles County in 2018.

Heasley was transported to Charles County Detention Center and charged with the following:

  • LOADED HANDGUN ON PERSON
  • HANDGUN ON PERSON
  • REG FIREARM: ILLEGAL POSSESSION
  • ILLEGAL POSS AMMO
  • THEFT: $100 TO UNDER $1,500
  • LOADED HANDGUN IN VEHICLE
  • HANDGUN IN VEHICLE

Heasley’s bail was set at $3,000, and he was released after posting the established bond pending further action by judicial authorities.

John Christopher Heasley, 42, of Montross Virginia

John Christopher Heasley, 42, of Montross Virginia

61 Responses to Wanted Virginia Man Driving Stolen Car Arrested After Traffic Stop Faces Multiple Gun Charges in Charles County

  1. Fred Barry on July 8, 2019 at 8:00 am

    Awww!! He couldn’t made it to the proud boys/trump rally!!

    • Rocky on July 8, 2019 at 8:33 pm

      Look like a stunt double for Stallone.

    • Grammar Police on July 9, 2019 at 7:32 am

      **make it

      • Synonymous on July 11, 2019 at 6:39 pm

        Grammer Police, that’s how Fred talks. He’s stupid

    • Anonymous on July 10, 2019 at 2:55 am

      Couldn’t made it? LOL you idiot. I’m sure that’s what he was doing at 245 am. He was probably coming from your mammas house.

    • Synonymous on July 10, 2019 at 8:34 pm

      You know all criminals are democrats, Fred.

  2. les thompson on July 8, 2019 at 8:13 am

    should not of released this piece of s#$% from jail, known DRUG ADDICT, this as$hol# should stay in jail with no bail, way to go Charles county judges, and Charles county public defenders office, we don’t need these people on the streets.

    • Kenneth Smith on July 9, 2019 at 7:54 am

      Right! these TRUMP supporters these days… running over people shooting up stuff smh

      • Anonymous on July 10, 2019 at 9:25 am

        It wasn’t a Trump supporter who killed 17 at the Florida High School.
        And Sandy Hook Elementary School? That was an Obama supporter.
        Please get help for that derangement syndrome you have before you join the list.

        • Kenneth Smith on July 11, 2019 at 7:19 am

          Anonymous Person you are wrong just face it and get up out of your feelings. your president sucks! and causes chaos just face it. lol and they were definitely not Obama supporters.nice try.

          • Anonymous on July 11, 2019 at 11:31 pm

            Actually they were. You need help.

          • Anonymous on July 12, 2019 at 11:08 am

            Sandy Hook shooter was not only a supporter but a Obama campaign worker. Just like the shooter at the movie theater in Aurora CO.

            Truth. Deal with it and stop lying to hide it

          • Azazel on July 12, 2019 at 8:00 pm

            All scum are Barry Sorento/Barack Obama supporters, but not Obama’s ex boyfriend Larry Sinclair who he did coke and had sex with, he doesn’t support him any more.

      • Synonymous on July 13, 2019 at 7:39 am

        The asshol# that ran over people was schizophrenic, and had antiFART rioters hitting his car with bats.
        Sandy Hook -Adam Lanza (DEM)
        VA Tech -Seung Hui Cho (DEM)
        Movie theatre -James Holmes (DEM)
        Navy Yard -Aaron Alexis (DEM)
        Alexandria ball fiels -James Hodgkinson (DEM)
        Synagogue -Robert Bowers (Trump hater like you)
        So Kenny, I think we can all agree that democrats shouldn’t have guns because they are too unstable to handle the responsibility, or any responsibility for that matter. That’s why the dems are supporters of planned parenthood, welfare and prisons.

  3. MikeinMorganza on July 8, 2019 at 8:23 am

    Score one for Deputy Wilson! Good job CCSO!

  4. EFF DT on July 8, 2019 at 8:30 am

    he looks like a TRUMP supporter. YUCK!

    • Anonymous on July 8, 2019 at 6:20 pm

      GROW UP!

      • EFF DT on July 9, 2019 at 7:53 am

        GROW DOWN!

        • Anonymous on July 11, 2019 at 6:41 pm

          Shut up Clown.

    • Anonymous on July 9, 2019 at 7:20 am

      Typical derangement syndrome comment. Get help before you hurt yourself.

    • Malcolm X on July 9, 2019 at 7:33 am

      Because he’s white? Nice racist comment.

      • eff DT on July 10, 2019 at 7:49 am

        no bc he looks slow like the rest of yall DT supporters. And actusally you should get help before you hurt yourself! lmao

        • Synonymous on July 11, 2019 at 7:03 pm

          You have that look confused with that of a liberal, which the whole world knows is the glassy eyed (usually meds), mouth open (to breathe or because perpetually dumbfounded) and sometimes clown colored hair, tats on top of tats, pierced nose, eyebrow, lip, etc. and sometimes to include pants below the ass. This is all so they can be the cartoon that they are and feel comfortable in their fantasg world.

    • Anonymous on July 12, 2019 at 8:17 pm

      No, he has his antifa shirt on.

  5. Ted Nugent on July 8, 2019 at 8:33 am

    All those gun laws and this fool still had a gun. Yup, working like a boss.

    • Joe on July 9, 2019 at 7:36 am

      But….but….more gun laws! Stricter ones WILL WORK THIS TIME! We’ll get the Dems to pass laws so stringent and ironclad that criminals won’t be able to skirt them!!! Wasn’t life grand back when the Democrats were busy making Jim Crow laws that just kept Blacks from owning guns? Now they make laws that try to keep everone from legally owning one. My how times change. Just yesterday it was KKK Dems passing gun laws. Now the National Black Caucus is doing the same thing. Absolute Morons. SMH at the irony.

    • Gina on July 10, 2019 at 4:04 pm

      All those border walls, ICE agents, and executive orders and people still illegally entering. Yup, working like a boss.

      • Azazel on July 12, 2019 at 8:13 pm

        They’re being financed and led in by democrats, haven’t you heard?

  6. Rossie on July 8, 2019 at 9:23 am

    Great job on setting the bail…. $3000.00 Heasley had an outstanding warrant through the Maryland State Police and was prohibited from possessing a firearm due to being convicted of Regulated Firearm Illegal possession in Charles County in 2018. then to be caught AGAIN,
    LOADED HANDGUN ON PERSON
    HANDGUN ON PERSON
    REG FIREARM: ILLEGAL POSSESSION
    ILLEGAL POSS AMMO
    THEFT: $100 TO UNDER $1,500
    LOADED HANDGUN IN VEHICLE
    HANDGUN IN VEHICLE
    Seriously? Oh wait, maybe he’s learned his lesson this time around? What is wrong with our system.

  7. Lawsdontapplytocriminals on July 8, 2019 at 9:47 am

    Those anti gun laws at work. That conviction in 2018 sure kept him from possessing a gun. Keep up the idiocy Demorats.

  8. Slim P. on July 8, 2019 at 10:09 am

    Montross, VA. Its like Drayden only the necks aren’t as red.

  9. Anonymous on July 8, 2019 at 11:02 am

    Anyone carrying an illegal firearm should get 10 years mandatory. That should be tacked on to any other time received for other offenses. If people really want to put a dent in the gun issue they need to start pushing for proper punishments for existing laws. What’s the point of charging someone with a crime if, once found guilty, they don’t receive any punishment.

    • Ted Nugent on July 9, 2019 at 7:34 am

      Ask your Democratic leadership in Annapolis. They hate guns but love criminals.

  10. stmaries on July 8, 2019 at 11:33 am

    Garbage Culture on display once again. Go ahead, keep blaming environment, poverty, lack of opportunity, or a “broken” home. I’ll sit back comfortably knowing that it’s the simple fact that people CHOOSE this lifestyle and perpetuate the culture. Stereotypes exist because some people live them every second of their lives. Wake up and start choosing a better culture.

    • Lacey on July 9, 2019 at 7:56 am

      Exactly..Trump supporters are crazy these days they think this is what makes america great again?

      • Anonymous on July 10, 2019 at 9:26 am

        Go ahead and hide behind your masks. Antifa are terrorists and most definitely NOT Trump supporters. They are you

        • Lacey B on July 10, 2019 at 2:31 pm

          no mask hunnie i have a name.. its Lacey not anon like you so continue to support that orange idiot.

          • Synonymous on July 13, 2019 at 8:02 am

            No, honey Lacy ain’t your name. It’s the same as Anonymous.
            Nice retarded attempt at deflection. Your party is clearly the insane one you just can’t see it because you’re insane. Don’t feel bad, it’s just the AEDD all libs suffer from – which is why they’re libs. Keep aborting babies after they’re born, guttin’ them and selling the parts you sick demented pigs. You can go to your safe space now and reminisce about the years of your Soros puppet, half assed, half black (he changed colors – gray indoors and yellow or green outdoors) socialist ex boyfriend of Larry Sinclair, hate spewing, cop hating, candy ass coward of a president.

      • Anonymous on July 10, 2019 at 9:44 pm

        No it’s a liberal thing.

      • Azazel on July 12, 2019 at 8:18 pm

        No, getting rid of democrat scum will.

      • John Christopher Heasley on July 13, 2019 at 8:06 am

        I’m a Bernie supporter. You should change your post name to Dumb B.

    • Joe on July 11, 2019 at 6:48 am

      This “stmaries” comment is a comment that I posted and seemed to be in moderation for quite a while. Not sure why it has stmaries and not “Joe”??

  11. Queen of the Iron Throne on July 8, 2019 at 12:07 pm

    Never see him again!

  12. Jack Wagon on July 8, 2019 at 4:02 pm

    I’m no genealogical expert here, but I’m willing to bet this mans family tree has no forks.

    • Joe on July 9, 2019 at 7:37 am

      It’s probably an A to B straight line kinda thing.

  13. Nikko on July 8, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    $3000.0 bail, you will never see his butt again. Why bother the judges and commissioners ae a joke, they will let any one off on bond. Liberal effect I am sure.

  14. Anonymous on July 9, 2019 at 7:22 am

    Let’s see … driving a stolen vehicle at a high rate of speed at 2:45 am with the lights off.

    He was profiled!!

  15. Anonymous on July 9, 2019 at 9:46 am

    THESE JUDGES ARE INSANE.WHEN ARE PEOPLE GOING TO PROTEST THESE JUDGES AND GET THEM OFF THE BENCH?

  16. Belle on July 9, 2019 at 4:11 pm

    Fred Barry you are just as much of an idiot as this guy is.

  17. Anonymous on July 9, 2019 at 6:19 pm

    Some kind of right wing nut job!!

  18. Lace on July 10, 2019 at 7:51 am

    BLAME TRUMP! yall president for the next couple of months because pretty soon he will be out of there!! ;-)

    • Synonymous on July 10, 2019 at 9:46 pm

      Enjoy it ’til 2024 retard.

      • Lace on July 15, 2019 at 8:10 am

        pot calling the kettle black. you’re the only retard because he is gone next year i know your face is red you seem stressed lol

        • Synonymous on July 15, 2019 at 9:24 pm

          I know you are but what am I? You libtards are childish idiots.
          Not mad at all, it’ll be good til 2024, your insane party has nothing to run against him. Normal people are tired of the insane democrat lies, and the ball-less republicans. They’ll vote in the Independent republican again dumbass, even dem speculators know so. And with your un-American four whores of the apocalypse, you’re sure to give Don Jr. the presidency after his father is done. Normal Americans are tired of you whiney liberal retards and all your fantasy world bullshi#. You can bet your Guv check on it.

    • Joe on July 11, 2019 at 6:53 am

      What’s a “yall”? It’s not even a word in the dictionary. Also, if you hate the fact that economy has been humming along, people’s retirement accounts are growing, businesses are investing money in infrastructure within the US, and we’re generally taking home more money in our paychecks then we did under the previous President then you must be an absolute moron.

      “I don’t like him! I don’t care if my standard of living is better, I want him out of office so that I can get taxed to death and watch manufacturing go back to Mexico!!!” – Typical moron who votes based on their hurt feelings

      • Synonymous on July 12, 2019 at 8:23 pm

        You just said it Joe,they’re morons. They don’t want to know the real world, they’re the gimme, gimme free shi# crowd.
        Liberal and Moron are Synonymous.

      • Lacey on July 15, 2019 at 8:12 am

        im sorry i didnt care to read your whole rant joe. but cool that red face down you big baby lmao ;-) thanks for wasting your energy!

        • Synonymous on July 15, 2019 at 9:30 pm

          How old are you? 12? Oh that’s right, your a dumbass lib, that’s how adult libs sound, must be the AEDD all libs are afflicted with.
          Hey, your face turns purple before they give you th NARCAN doesn’t it? Thanks for wasting our air libpig.

      • h8 racist on July 15, 2019 at 8:17 am

        LOL hes a racist that all i need to know to not support him i do not support racist people whether black or white!

        • Synonymous on July 15, 2019 at 9:26 pm

          You don’t even vote you lazy turd.

  19. Anonymous on July 15, 2019 at 7:56 pm

    This guy has Trump written all over him