A George Mason University student is facing an abduction charge after a Feb. 2 incident in the Potomac Heights housing area.

Michael Ross, 22, of Front Royal, has been charged with abduction by force and intimidation, according to an official from the Fairfax County General District Court Criminal Division clerk’s office. Ross was arraigned Feb. 3 at the court and released on bail the same day.

The incident “involved two residential students in a relationship,” said Maj. George Ginovsky, assistant chief of police at Mason.

“One was prevented from leaving a room,” Ginovsky said. “That is the abduction charge.”

Ross’s abduction by intimidation charge is a Class 5 felony, according to court documents. If convicted, the felony could carry a prison term of up to 10 years, or at the discretion of the court or jury, jail for no more than one year and a fine of up to $2,500. According to Virginia Code, an individual can be sentenced to one or both of these punishments.

A defense attorney for Ross could not be reached for comment as of the writing of this article.

Ross has a preliminary hearing scheduled for March 8 at 2 p.m. in Fairfax County General District Court.