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Wanted man arrested after police pursuit ends in crash in Ridgeway

Updated: Feb 29



RIDGEWAY, VA – A man wanted on outstanding charges in three jurisdictions was arrested after a police pursuit ended with a crash in Ridgeway.


Thursday at approximately 10:25 p.m., a deputy attempted a traffic stop on a 2011 Honda Accord for a defective tag light.


After the deputy turned on his lights and siren, the Honda drove away heading south on Greensboro Road, according to the Henry County Sheriff’s Office.


The sheriff's office said the Honda drove between two vehicles stopped in each of the southbound lanes of Greensboro Road, which damaged the Honda and caused it to stop about 100 yards south of Morehead Avenue.


Deputies said the driver tried to run away, but they caught him shortly after.


The pursuit lasted about 1.5 miles, according authorities.


31-year-old Dustin Dillon, of Martinsville, is facing charges of:

  • felony eluding

  • driving under the influence of drugs

  • driving suspended (third offense)

  • defective equipment


Before the police pursuit, he had outstanding charges in three localities:

  • failure to appear in Patrick County

  • contempt of court and two felony counts of failure to appear in Henry County

  • driving on a suspended license and possession of heroin, hydrocodone, oxycodone in Martinsville


Dillon is held without bond in the Henry County Jail.


The crash is under investigation by state police.


ORIGINAL

RIDGEWAY, VA – Several people were injured after a police pursuit ended in a crash in Ridgeway on Thursday night.


The pursuit of a grey-in-color Honda Accord began at around 10:20 p.m. on Greensboro Road.


The Honda sedan had three individuals inside with one of them wanted for three outstanding warrants.


After reaching speeds of up to 70 miles per hour, the police chase came to an end after the Honda collided with two other vehicles at the intersection of Moorehead Avenue.


Which individuals were injured or the extent of their injuries is unknown at this time.


The Ridgeway District Volunteer Fire Department, Henry County Sheriff’s Office, Virginia State Police and the Henry County Department of Public Safety responded.



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