Body of man who sped from Chesterfield checkpoint pulled from Falling Creek

Norman A. Wills (Source: Chesterfield Sheriff's Office)
Norman A. Wills (Source: Chesterfield Sheriff's Office)

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - Police have identified the man who was pulled from the Falling Creek reservoir Wednesday morning.

Police say Michael Jones, 58, and his passenger, Norman Wills, 48, were stopped at a Chesterfield Police checkpoint near Iron Bridge Road at Burnt Oak Drive around 12:30 a.m. for driving without a license. However, police say Jones sped off toward the Ivy Walk Apartments.

Police eventually found Jones' empty car at the back of the complex, then heard someone shouting "help" from a pond behind the apartments.

Wills was rescued by dive teams and arrested. He was charged with fleeing from a law enforcement officer and possession of a controlled substance.

Officers couldn't find Jones Tuesday night and continued their search Wednesday morning.

"Last night we had good information from the other subject who was removed, and we had a pretty good idea where he said the victim was," said Chief Mark Berry. "We marked the spot last night. We focused our search in that area and it was pretty accurate where he said it would be."

Chesterfield Fire's Dive Team pulled his body around 11 a.m. Wednesday from Falling Creek.

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