Suspect arrested after police chase following reported assault at supermarket

Courtesy Bedford County Sheriff's Office,
Courtesy Bedford County Sheriff's Office, County Sheriff's Office,
Published: Nov. 14, 2021 at 3:20 PM EST
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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

Driving Suspended”

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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