Suspect arrested after pursuing police following a reported attack on a supermarket in New London
BEDFORD COUNTY, Virginia (WDBJ) – A 26-year-old man was arrested Saturday after leading police on a chase through the north end of Bedford County.
The Bedford County Sheriff’s office says they responded to a call about a man who assaulted several people in the New London Food Lion supermarket. The suspect was escaping in his vehicle when MPs arrived and led the authorities in a lengthy pursuit before tire deflators were deployed.
Jeffrey Ray Johnson II was arrested after driving his vehicle along Rt. 501 (Lee Jackson Highway) and presented a brief battle.
“Currently, some of the charges are:
Police evading crime
Crimes against law enforcement agencies
Capital offenses for drug possession
Serious crime Transport of firearms during a warrant
Firearm with drugs criminal offense
Driving under the influence
Driving ban ”
Further fees are pending. He is being detained in the adult detention center in Bedford.
The Virginia State Police and the Town of Bedford Police also helped.
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