Local digest for Feb. 11, 2011

Thursday, February 10, 2011; 8:06 PM


Metro iPhone thief sentenced to 6 years

A man who was part of a ring that steals iPhones from Metro passengers was sentenced in D.C. Superior Court to six years in prison for two robberies and drug charges, officials said Wednesday.

Terrence McNatt, 24, told police when he was arrested that he was a member of the "Swisha Splash Boys," a group that robs Metro passengers of iPhones.

McNatt was convicted by a jury in December of two counts of robbery. He had earlier pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine and marijuana at the time of his arrest.

- Allison Klein


Suspect returned from El Salvador

Henry Chavez, a 3-foot-11-inch man wanted by Montgomery County police since May as a suspect in a fatal shooting, was recently found in El Salvador, U.S. Marshals said Thursday.

Chavez was flown Wednesday to Houston in the custody of officials from the U.S. State Department and Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said Alfredo Perez, a deputy U.S. marshal in Houston.

Perez didn't know the details of how Chavez was found in El Salvador. He said in many cases such as this, a U.S. suspect who flees to another country is deported from that country for being there illegally. Chavez is a U.S. citizen, Perez said.

Chavez is awaiting extradition to Montgomery County, Perez said. He is accused of shooting Hamington Luis Ravanales Orozco, 27, in May.

On the night that Ravanales Orozco was shot, a call came into police that "a very small man or a dwarf" could be responsible, a spokesman said at the time.

- Dan Morse


Physician charged with sexual assault

A Woodbridge physician was charged in the sexual assault of three patients in his office last year, according to Prince William County police.

Nizar Mohamed Hussain, 44, of the 8900 block of Brook Road in McLean, has been charged with one count of sexual battery and two counts of assault and battery.

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