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Vehicle Pursuit 2-23-18

Warren County, VA - The Warren County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Friday, February 23, 2018 at approximately 2:33pm the Warren County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 2000 Block of John Marshall Highway for a vehicle accident. The caller advised a male suspect was running around in a suspicious manner and possibly under the influence of narcotics.

Upon arriving on scene the deputies approached the vehicles and the male in question attempted to flee in his vehicle. The deputies verbally ordered the male to stop, but the vehicle pulled away. As the male pulled away he accelerated and swerved in an attempt to hit one of the deputies. The vehicle then continued west on John Marshall Highway with deputies in pursuit. The Front Royal Police Department assisted with the deployment of spike strips as the vehicle entered Front Royal town limits. The vehicle stopped just east of Richmond Road on John Marshall Hwy.

The suspect resisted arrest, but was taken into custody without injury. The suspect appeared to be under the influence of narcotics. The male was transported to Warren Memorial Hospital for medical attention. The male suspect was identified as Michael Lewis, 40 years of age, residing at 144 Chester Street Apt 1, Front Royal, Virginia. The following charges are pending: Attempted Capital Murder of a Law Enforcement Officer, Felony Eluding, Reckless Driving, Resisting Arrest and Driving Under the Influence of Drugs. The suspect remains hospitalized at the time of this release.

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February 23, 2018

Sheriff Daniel T. McEathron



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