Alleged heroin dealer wanted for allegedly fleeing, assaulting Chesterfield officers

Posted at 4:52 PM, Sep 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-01 16:52:38-04

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. — Chesterfield police is searching for a man they call a “known heroin dealer” who fled and assaulted officers when they attempted to arrest him on Wednesday, August 31.

Police said they attempted to take Gary M. Woodson, 27, into custody Wednesday in the 7000 block of Tim Price Way, when Woodson, who was in a vehicle, struck three police vehicles to elude arrest.

Gary M. Woodson (PHOTO: Chesterfield Police)

Gary M. Woodson (PHOTO: Chesterfield Police)

Woodson, who was wanted for two counts of sale of a controlled substance (heroin), fled east on Midlothian Turnpike into the City of Richmond.

Chesterfield officer pursued Woodson, but say they terminated the chase when they lost sight of him in the area of Midlothian Turnpike and Rodman Road.

During the pursuit, an unmarked police vehicle struck a community member’s vehicle. No one was injured in the crash.

As a result of Wednesday’s incident, police have obtained additional warrants for Woodson for the following charges:

  • Sale of a controlled substance (heroin)
  • Conspiracy to violate the drug control act
  • Maintaining a common nuisance
  • Assault and battery of a police officer
  • Felony hit and run
  • Obstruction of justice
  • Felony eluding police
  • Resisting arrest
  • Driving with a suspended license

Anyone with information about Woodson’s whereabouts should contact the Chesterfield County Police Department at 804-748-1251 or Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660 or

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