Wanted suspect nabbed in Augusta County – Virginia News

Wanted suspect nabbed in Augusta County –  Virginia News

DOOMS – A wanted man on the run for more than two years was nabbed Wednesday in Dooms on multiple warrants, according to the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office.

The suspect, James M. Terrell, 40, had been evading authorities since September 2014 when he was charged in Waynesboro with assault and battery, a press release said.

Terrell managed to elude authorities, according to the sheriff’s office, in August 2016 during a large drug raid on an 11-acre property at 92 Briar Rose Lane outside of Waynesboro. Police seized a methamphetamine lab, heroin, three firearms and other contraband associated with drug distribution, and arrested three suspects at the scene. The sheriff’s office said Terrell managed to escape.

In February, authorities believe Terrell was the driver of a car that was involved in a low-speed chase with a deputy in Crimora. Terrell reportedly stopped the car during the chase and fled. A woman in the car, Cathy L. Coffey, 34, of Waynesboro, was charged with child abuse and obstruction of justice. Drug paraphernalia found in the car tested positive for methamphetamine, the sheriff”s office said at the time

On Wednesday, officials from the Skyline Drug Task Force and the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office arrested Terrell during a traffic stop at the intersection of Rockfish Road and Dooms Crossing Road, the press release said. Two guns were allegedly recovered.

Terrell was charged with possession of a firearm by a violent felon, possession of ammunition by a violent felon, and possession of a stolen firearm. In the March incident, he faces Augusta County charges of…

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