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Man who stole car, crashed it, fled police in Henry County arrested

HENRY COUNTY, VA – Police have arrested a man after he stole a vehicle Friday morning and fled from police.

Around 10 a.m., the Virginia State Police received a call of a single-vehicle crash on Route 58 near Dug Mountain Road in Henry County.

State Police say they arrived and found an abandoned and overturned newer model Ford Mustang.

According to witnesses, a Caucasian male fled the scene of the crash, troopers said.

After confirming who the vehicle owner was, it was determined that the Ford had been stolen and had not yet been reported.

Additional state police units and the Henry County Sheriff's Office were called to assist with the search.

“A trooper responded and actually was on the westbound side of 58 when he saw the suspect. The suspect then jumped over the median. The trooper gave a foot pursuit,” state police Sergeant Dennis McBride told BTW21 News at the scene.

33-year-old David Shane Ball, of Knob Church Road in Henry, was taken into custody around 5 p.m. following another foot pursuit, according to Sergeant McBride.

Ball was charged with reckless driving and grand larceny of motor vehicle for the incident and has a charge of grand larceny in Patrick County, along with Franklin County charges of reckless driving, driving on revoked and eluding police.

Ball is being held at the Henry County Jail without bond.

NOTE: The male in the photo shared earlier was not involved. He was a person of interest in the incident.

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