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Gunmen crash into tree while fleeing Chesterfield Police

Posted at 8:24 AM, May 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-08 16:41:50-04

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- Police have apprehended one man and are looking another gunman who crashed a car into a tree on Providence Road, near Midlothian Turnpike.

The crash happened while two suspects were trying to get away from officers following an early morning robbery. The robbery occurred at the 7-Eleven at 121 Turner Road at about 3:40 a.m. Monday.

While one suspect ran away from police, the second suspect was arrested at the crash scene.

The suspect who was taken into custody initially gave police two names. He has now been identified as Markquis L. Deyo, 22, of Sandston. He has been charged with robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

Markquis L. Deyo

"The suspects left the business and were observed by responding police officers getting into a vehicle," a Chesterfield Police spokesperson said. "Police attempted to stop the vehicle, however the occupants refused to stop and fled from officers. Officers pursued the vehicle from Midlothian Turnpike onto Providence Road, where the vehicle crashed into a tree."

No one was seriously hurt during either the robbery, the police pursuit, or the crash.

Police are still working to identify and locate the second suspect in the case.

Deyo is currently being held at the Chesterfield County Jail without bond.

This is a developing story. Witnesses can send news tips and photos here.

Anyone with information should contact the Chesterfield County Police Department at 804-748-1251 or Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660 or