A Virginia Beach teen is facing multiple charges, including attempted capital murder, after an overnight chase through two counties led to his arrest on Thursday morning.
The chase began around 12:30 a.m. Thursday when a New Kent deputy saw a car speeding on the eastbound side of Interstate 64. The deputy tried to stop the speeding car, but the 17-year-old drive continued east onto Interstate 64.
The driver got off of the interstate at the West Point exit, speeding eastbound on Route 33, according to a New Kent County Sheriff’s Department news release.
The teen turned his car around on Route 33, leading police westbound before turning onto Route 249. He eventually entered a wooded area along Langley Pines Road, then turned his car around and traveled back to Route 249 eastbound and onto Route 30.
At one point the suspect drove the car toward a New Kent Deputy who was on foot. The deputy had to jump from the path of the vehicle to avoid being struck, the release states.
The suspect continued to lead police on several additional roadways and onto private property, damaging the property along the way.
The teen was apprehended just inside the entrance to Stonehouse in James City County.
He was arrested by the New Kent County Sheriff’s Department. There are no charges pending from James City County, although the James City County Police Department did assist with scene management at the arrest site, said agency spokeswoman Stephanie Williams.
According to the release, the vehicle the suspect was operating was recently reported stolen from Powhatan County. The teen was wanted out of Virginia Beach for numerous violations.
There were no injuries as a result of the chase, although three New Kent Sheriff’s Office vehicles were damaged, according to the release.
The teenager has been charged in New Kent County with attempted capital murder of a law enforcement officer; felony eluding; four counts of felony destruction of property; grand larceny auto; reckless driving; possession of stolen property; failing to obey traffic signals; failure to wear a seat belt; and trespassing.