Man Arrested After Alleged Discharge of Firearm in Aldi

Man Arrested After Alleged Discharge of Firearm in Aldi
A West Virginia man was arrested Sunday evening after he allegedly tried to discharge a firearm during a scuffle with security officers at a music festival in Aldi.

The incident happened at a private music festival staged over the holiday weekend near the 24000 block of Quail Ridge Way in Aldi.

Around 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Charles E. Crowley, 33, of Shanks, West Virginia, was reportedly approached by concert security officers after reports of disorderly conduct.

Crowley reportedly pointed a firearm at the officers and tried to fire the weapon. The weapon was jammed and the security officers were able to detain Crowley until deputies arrived.

There were no injuries reported and a firearm was recovered at the scene.

Crowley was taken into custody by the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office without incident and was charged with Attempted Second Degree Murder and Willfully discharging firearms in public places.

Crowley was transported to a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries he sustained during the physical altercation with the security officers.

He is being held at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center on no bond.

Joseph Dill