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Wanted Rockbridge man that shut down schools Monday, found dead

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Posted at 8:00 AM, Dec 07, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-07 18:03:58-05

ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY, Va. — The man who caused Rockbridge County Public Schools to close Monday has been found dead, according to the Rockbridge County Sheriff’s Office.

Police said William Evan Hall fired two shots at a deputy during a traffic stop Saturday, according to WDBJ.

The Rockbridge County Sheriff’s Office released at statement on Facebook that said in part:

“I want the citizens of Buena Vista and Rockbridge County to know that William Evan Hall has been located and no longer poses a threat to our community.”

The Sheriff’s office said Hall was found deceased in the attic of Redeeming Life Ministries church on Route 501. They said no law enforcement officers fired a weapon in the discovery.

“We believe he died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound,” the office said in the statement.

This weekend, law enforcement was looking for Hall along Route 501, just south of Buena Vista. Hall whereabouts even caused Rockbridge County Public Schools to close monday.

“This person should be considered armed and dangerous,” the Rockbridge County Sheriff’s Office posted on Facebook. “Please secure your vehicles and the doors and windows of your houses. If you see or hear anything suspicious, please call 911.”

William Evan Hall (PHOTO: Rockbridge County Sheriff's Office)

William Evan Hall (PHOTO: Rockbridge County Sheriff’s Office)

Hall, 35, was described as six-foot tall, 175 pound white man with brown eyes and black hair. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a grey hoodie and a grey coat.

The Rockbridge County Sheriff’s Office has obtained felony warrants on Hall for the incident that occurred Saturday. Hall is a wanted for Attempted Capital Murder, Use a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Shooting at a Law Enforcement Vehicle and Eluding a Law Enforcement Officer.

A white male with the name William Evan Hall had previously been convicted of Petit Larceny and drug possession charges in 2008, according to Lynchburg Circuit Court online records .

William Evan Hall (PHOTO: Rockbridge County Sheriff's Office)

William Evan Hall (PHOTO: Rockbridge County Sheriff’s Office)