Man accused of breaking into Woodbridge home three times

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Joshua Barrett

PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, Md. — An arrest warrant was obtained for a man on Friday after police say he burglarized a woman’s home multiple times and broke her phone to keep her from calling police.

A 23-year-old woman in Woodbridge reported to police that she was asleep in her room early Friday morning when the accused, Joshua Barrett, who she says is acquaintance of hers, broke into her house and woke her up.

The victim reported that the accused grabbed her phones, breaking them so she couldn’t call for help, then left her house and stole liquor from her vehicle prior to police arriving at her home.

Police say the accused had also broken into her home on April 27 and hit the victim several times, preventing her from leaving.

After officers left the home on the morning of the 28th, the victim reports that the accused came back and entered her home again, and again fled before officers arrived. Police got a warrant for his arrest, but haven’t yet been able to find him.

Barrett, 27, is from the 14800 block of Emberdale Dr in Woodbridge. He’s described as a white male, 5’10” and 180lbs, with black hair and brown eyes.

He’s wanted on three counts of burglary, one count of abduction, one count of grand larceny, two counts of preventing the summoning of law enforcement, two counts of domestic assault & battery, and one count of destruction of property.