Man charged with attempted murder of police officer following high-speed chase

Man charged with attempted murder of police officer following high-speed chase
Tyshawn R. Wilson (Source: Chesterfield County Police Dept.)

CHESTERFIELD, Va. (WWBT) - A Washington, D.C., man has been charged with attempted capital murder of a police office following a chase in Chesterfield County.

Virginia State Police attempted to pull over a stolen Ford F-250 on I-95 just after 1:30 a.m. early Friday. The driver refused to stop and a pursuit was initiated southbound on I-95 with the truck driving at what police called “recklessly high rates of speed.”

During the pursuit, the truck tried to ram a Virginia State Police vehicle. The driver lost control of the truck near the Swift Creek overpass, fled on foot and police lost sight of the suspect.

At 7:15 a.m., a pedestrian matching the suspect’s description was reported walking along I-95 near Temple Avenue.

Police re-initiated their search and Tyshawn R. Wilson, 27, of Washington, D.C., was arrested at 10:38 a.m. near Clearfield Apartments in Colonial Heights.

Wilson is charged in Chesterfield County and Colonial Heights with attempted capital murder of a police officers, grand larceny, auto theft, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, felony hit-and-run, felony eluding police, two misdemeanor counts of eluding police, possession of marijuana, reckless driving, driving without a valid license and failure to wear a seat belt.

Despite the high-speed chase and attempt to ram a police vehicle, no law enforcement officers were injured.

Wilson is being held at the Chesterfield County Jail.

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