Suspect arrested after police chase following reported assault at supermarket
BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - A 26-year-old man was arrested Saturday after allegedly leading police on a chase through the north end of Bedford County.
The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call about a man who had assaulted people at the New London Food Lion supermarket. The man drove off when deputies arrived, and led authorities on a lengthy pursuit before tire deflation devices were deployed.
Jeffrey Ray Johnson II was arrested after his vehicle broke down along Rt. 501 (Lee Jackson Highway) and a short struggle with deputies, according to the sheriff’s office.
Charges so far:
Felony Eluding Police
Felony Assault on Law Enforcement
Felony Possession of Drugs
Felony Transportation of Firearm while under a Protective Order
Felony Possession of a Firearm with Drugs
Driving Under the Influence
Further charges are pending. He is being held without bond at the Bedford Adult Detention Center.
Virginia State Police and Town of Bedford Police also assisted.
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