Chris Lee-Thompson Stevens Charged With Murder, Abduction and Violation Of Protective Order

On November 28, at around 11L26 A.M. an unnamed woman called the Spotsylvania County 911 Center to report that she had received a call from a family friends child. The child told the woman that their mother was fighting with her boyfriend. It was reported that two children ages 4 and 8 would be in the home.


Spotsylvania Sheriff’s Deputies conducted a welfare check at the residence located in the 11000 block of Taney Drive.

When deputies entered the townhouse, they located a deceased female with upper body trauma. There was no one else found in the home.

Deputies and Detectives quickly patrolled the area looking for the children and suspect. A Detective spotted the children with the suspect in the woods behind Courthouse Elementary School off of Courthouse Road.

When the Detective approached, the suspect he took off with the kids in the tree line.

Eventually detectives located the unharmed children in the Crown Grant subdivision after they had been abandoned by the suspect. Additional resources were focused in the area and the suspect was spotted by a Deputy exiting the woods in the 9700 block of Leavells Rd getting into a car.


A high risk traffic stop was conducted and the suspect was taken into custody without incident.

The deceased was identified as Jordan Diggins thirty-three years of age from Spotsylvania.

The Suspect twenty-eight yeare old Chris Lee-Thompson Stevens of Spotsylvania was charged with Diggins’ murder.

Stevens was charged with First Degree Murder, two counts of Abduction and violation of a protective order.


He was incarcerated at Rappahannock Regional Jail under no bond.

Police are asking for your assistance with any information. Spotsylvania County Police want citizens to “Remember your phone call or Text-A-Tip can make a difference.”

If you have any information about this crime please call 1-800-928-5822 or 1-540-582-5822 or visit

Photo Provided by Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office

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