Police Arrest Brentsville School Member's Son for Malicious Wounding

The young man allegedly assaulted a teen during a church event.


Prince William Police arrested Mason William Tredinnick, May 3, for malicious wounding. Mason Tredennick is the son of Erica Tredinnick, the Brentsville School Board member. 

May 2, 11:44 p.m., Prince William officers responded to the Chapel Springs Assembly of God Church, at 11500 New Life Way in Bristow, to investigate an assault. 

According to Prince William PIO Renee Carr, the investigation revealed the victim, a 17-year-old male juvenile, and an acquaintance, were involved in a verbal altercation that escalated during a game on a sports field.

"During the initial encounter, the accused grabbed the victim and scratched his neck before the parties were briefly separated," Carr said in a release. 

"As the verbal altercation continued between the parties, the accused physically re-engaged the victim and struck him in the face before the parties were finally separated."

The victim was treated at an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Police were notified from there.  

Following the investigation, police arrested Mason William Tredinnick, 18, of 14028 Rora Moss Place in Bristow on May 3. He was charged with malicious wounding. Tredinnick's court date is pending. He was released on a $3,000 secured bond. 

Erica Tredinnick is serving her first term as Brentsville School Board representative. She also works in the office of Brentsville Supervisor Tom Gordy-R and previously worked as an aide to form Brentsville Supervisor Jeanine Lawson-R. 

Update: Addendum by Bristow Beat

Bristow Beat followed the same policy it always follows regarding photos the police include in the crime reports. We have not been criticized for including the photo of an 18-year-old before. 

Including the accused's mother was an editorial position based upon her position as an elected official, directly representing the area where most of where our readers reside. It is not politically motivated, except that we believe our job is to report on our elected officials. 

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