Cops: 19-Year-Old Shot Herself in the Mouth While Both Hands Were Handcuffed Behind Her Back

By Colin Kalmbacher |Law & Crime |

Teen allegedly commits suicide after arrest during traffic stop

A teenage woman in Virginia allegedly shot herself through the mouth while both of her hands were handcuffed behind her back, according to law enforcement and the chief medical examiner.

Local NBC affiliate WAVY reports that 19-year-old Sarah Wilson was the passenger in a car pulled over during a late afternoon traffic stop in the summer of 2018 that eventually led to various drug charges for the driver. Police say they attempted to arrest Wilson’s boyfriend, 27-year-old Holden Medlin, after witnessing him swallow a “golf-ball”-sized bag containing an unknown substance.

A subsequent search of the car allegedly turned up 11 oxycodone and suboxone, a syringe, additional drug paraphernalia, a rifle, and several boxes of ammunition, court documents obtained by the outlet claim. The couple were reportedly approached by two police separately–one of whom was a uniformed patrol officer; the other assigned to the vice narcotics squad of the Chesapeake Police Department (CPD)

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.