Spotsylvania County man murdered woman and ran off with children: cops

A Spotsylvania County man is facing a host of charges after he allegedly murdered a woman and then fled the scene with two young children, according to the sheriff’s office.

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Deputies responded to the scene of a reported domestic incident in the 11000 block of Taney Drive around 11:36 a.m. on Sunday. When they arrived, they found a woman who had died after suffering from what they described as "upper body trauma."

She has since been identified as 33-year-old Jordan Diggins.

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When they spread out to patrol the area, a detective spotted the children with the suspect in the woods behind Courthouse Elementary School.

The suspect ran off with the children when a detective approached him.

The found the children after the suspect left them behind in the Crown Grant subdivision.

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The deputies eventually found him leaving the woods in the 9700 block of Leavells Road, and getting into a car.

Deputies were able to pull him over after he drove off.

Chris Lee-Thompson Stevens, 28, was charged with first-degree murder, two counts of abduction and violation of a protective order and jailed without bond.