Suspect in custody after Dinwiddie chase, crash is 15-year-old boy, Crime Insider sources tell Jon Burkett

Posted at 6:46 PM, Aug 05, 2023
and last updated 2023-08-05 22:49:35-04

DINWIDDIE COUNTY, Va. -- The suspect who crashed a stolen car and then ran off in Dinwiddie County Friday is a 15-year-old boy, Crime Insider sources told Jon Burkett.

Deputies tried to pull over the car Friday morning because they said it was reported stolen earlier in the week, according to officials with the Dinwiddie County Sheriff's Office.

However, the driver took off before crashing across the street from North Dinwiddie Church. He then ran from the scene.

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Deputies told CBS 6 Senior Reporter Wayne Covil Friday they believed the driver was armed with a possible automatic weapon.

As a result, more than a dozen law enforcement officers were searching for the suspect along Ferndale Road.

The county sent out a reverse 911 call to advise local residents to lock their doors and be on the lookout.

Virginia State Police and Chesterfield Police responded to assist Dinwiddie County with the search. K-9 units from the Dinwiddie County Sheriff's Office, as well as the Virginia State Police, were also available to assist in tracking the suspect down.

Officials said Saturday afternoon that they had apprehended the suspect.

"We thank everyone who gave us information and assisted in the incident," Dinwiddie County Sheriff D.T. “Duck” Adams wrote.

No details about the circumstances surrounding the apprehension were released.



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