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Grand Jury Indicts 2 Local Residents

A Fairfax County grand jury on Monday indicted two local men — one from Centreville and one from Chantilly. They are charged with child abuse and breaking and entering, respectively.

The Centreville man is 23 and lives in the London Towne community. However, Centre View is not revealing his name and exact address to protect the identity of his alleged victim — which, according to police, is his 2-month-old daughter.

Police say that, on May 16, the baby was admitted to Inova Fairfax Hospital because bleeding from behind her eyeball was causing seizures. The infant also had bruises on her left cheek and forehead, plus fractured ribs.

On May 28, police charged her father with one count of child abuse. He is scheduled for a jury trial, Aug. 11, in Circuit Court. If convicted, he could receive as much as 10 years in prison.

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The Chantilly man is Hyeong (AKA Billy) Suh, 19, of 3505 Nodding Pine Court in the Franklin Glen community. He's already been indicted on two counts of breaking and entering, and on Monday he was indicted on two more counts of the same crime

He was one of three people arrested by Fairfax County police as suspects in a rash of residential burglaries between March 5 and April 16. Four of the crimes were in his own neighborhood. Police say the burglars broke in and stole things while the homeowners were either at work or out of town.

As things stand now, Suh is slated to have a jury trial, Aug. 18, in Circuit Court on two of the burglary charges against him. He's also scheduled to enter pleas, that same day, on the other two charges. If convicted of all four offenses, he could be sentenced to a possible maximum of 20 years in prison.

<tgl> — Bonnie Hobbs