Police blotter: Man stabs acquaintance; officer assaulted at restaurant

A man suffered non-life-threatening injuries after getting stabbed in the Woodlawn area early Sunday morning, according to Tuesday’s Fairfax County Police blotter. 

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Marvin Morales Hernandez, 29, allegedly stabbed an acquantaince in the 4800 block of Eubank Street (see map) around 2 a.m., police said. Hernandez stayed on the scene, and police say he kicked one of the responding officers. 

Hernandez is facing charges of malicious wounding and assault on a law enforcement officer.

The incident was one of two in the area this past weekend involving alleged assaults on police officers. Police say that an officer responding to a minor incident ended getting attacked at the Green Turtle restaurant at 7879 Heneska Loop, which is in the shopping center across from Wegmans (see map).

Around 6:45 p.m., the officer arrived at the Green Turtle after someone reported a stolen wallet. While walking to the restaurant, the officer saw an apparently unconscious man being carried out of the restaurant by two other men and being followed by a woman, according to police.

The officer told the group to go back inside the restaurant so that a rescue squad could be called. At some point the unconscious man came around, and then “began to cause a disturbance by crying loudly and [thrashing] around on the floor,” police said. When the officer turned to look at the man on the floor, one of the other men — who turned out to be the father of the person on the ground — grabbed him by the neck and began choking him, police said. 

The son then got off the ground and allegedly jumped on the officer’s back while he was fighting off the father, police said, and the group went to the floor. Patrons at the restaurant jumped in to help get the men off the officer, according to police. 

The officer was then able to put handcuffs on the father, 61-year-old John Robertson. Police said the son, identified as 31-year-old Scott Robertson, remained combative and the officer required the assistance of restaurant patrons to get him into handcuffs.

Both Robertsons were each charged with felony assault on a law enforcement officer and drunk in public. 

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John Robertson and Scott Robertson

The two men arrested were assessed by medics on the scene, but neither needed further medical attention, according to police. The officer, however, was take to the hospital and treated for minor injuries, police said.

Police did not list an address for either man, but court records indicate both live on Fort Belvoir.