Man charged after police chase, crash in Wythe County

Apr 5, 2010 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: New River Valley Current

A high-speed police chase Sunday in Wythe County ended after the suspect crashed into a patrol car and a fire hydrant, kicked one deputy in the chest and kicked another in the face, authorities said.

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Apr 6, 2010
 
This is the chase I mentioned in my post yesterday. They came though on 24th street and wrecked out by CJ's pizza. That guy was going upwards of 80 through all of the stop signs in a residential neighborhood with children out playing. That is also a steep incline comming out onto route 11, I'm suprised he didn't hit someone else. I hope they don't plea bargin with him. His total disregaurd for anyones safety and lack of respect show that hes a danger to society. So sad at age 18.
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Apr 6, 2010
 
18 and life to go. Yes it is a shame. Males don't mature until their late 20's if then but that was crazy and just no cause for. I hate cops so bad that I try to be good so not to even have to talk to the lying ass bastards. As far as the kicking in the face and stuff they tend to exaggerate that a bit. Seems they always hurt themselves tazing somebody but I must say, "hats off to the police for keeping that idiot from killing somebody." Kudos the whole way unless the fellow was running for their life and that has happened here in Wytheville a few times.
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I find it ironic that they were chasing a drunk driving teen when they threw a bunch of them out of a party several weeks ago and town, state, and county police officers watched them drive away. The total disregard for anyones safety shown by all of our local police forces disturbs me far more than the stupid act of an 18 year old.
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Our cops were more interested in taking the drugs from the kids they threw out on the street to take home for themselves and the underage girls they seem to love to chase so much around here. You see had they taken them to jail they would have had to give up the dope. If they let them go they can go do whatever it is with them like the one cop who overdosed himself a few months back. Seems to me another cop would write him a ticket or something. You know damn good and well he was dope driving while in possession of his gun as well.
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Apr 7, 2010
 
2cents wrote:
I find it ironic that they were chasing a drunk driving teen when they threw a bunch of them out of a party several weeks ago and town, state, and county police officers watched them drive away. The total disregard for anyones safety shown by all of our local police forces disturbs me far more than the stupid act of an 18 year old.
Call MADD and be sure to tell them about the drunk driving the dope driving the cops do. Call every chapter in every state and demand they do something call, Write the people in MADD and send them a certified copy of the same letter you sent the state police, and a copy of that certified letter you sent to the Governor and so forth. I did
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The wythe county police, town, and the rest of the drunken bastards have a real tendency to kind of make up the drunk driving thing and fact is there would have been no high speed chase had the cop not been chasing the person to begin with. IS that not what their nuke proof license plate reader cars are supposed to be for? They knew who he was and they knew where he lived he and as far as a dangerous chase goes the bastard doing the chasing is the one at fault for that.
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I agree about the chase. They should NEVER have started let alone continued a high speed chase in town.
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Apr 7, 2010
 
Yeah! I live right there in that apt complex 2 blocks down fron cj's! What a jerk this guy is. We're grateful no residents around here were hurt by his stupidity! It all unfolded right before our eyes!Kids & adults included! This guy deserves a huge kick in the a**!
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This is the chase I mentioned in my post yesterday. They came though on 24th street and wrecked out by CJ's pizza. That guy was going upwards of 80 through all of the stop signs in a residential neighborhood with children out playing. That is also a steep incline comming out onto route 11, I'm suprised he didn't hit someone else. I hope they don't plea bargin with him. His total disregaurd for anyones safety and lack of respect show that hes a danger to society. So sad at age 18.
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Apr 7, 2010
 
I dont know why it says Charlottesville under my name ~ I LIVE in Wytheville!!! And I can't fix it and change it 2 Wythe! IDK???
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Shane Funk wrote:
The wythe county police, town, and the rest of the drunken bastards have a real tendency to kind of make up the drunk driving thing and fact is there would have been no high speed chase had the cop not been chasing the person to begin with. IS that not what their nuke proof license plate reader cars are supposed to be for? They knew who he was and they knew where he lived he and as far as a dangerous chase goes the bastard doing the chasing is the one at fault for that.
Blame the cops for catching the bad guys. Why didn't I think of that?
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So Jeff, you condone a high speed chase through town?
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So Jeff, you condone a high speed chase through town?
If the police knew he was drunk, driving all over the road then all he needs to do to get away is run how are they going to catch anyone? If police do not chase him, later down the road he kills your family member you would not be blaming the police again. I am sure if they got his tag number he would always drive right home and give a full confession on how he was driving and if he was drunk. I condone not running from the police or driving under the influence.

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Apr 8, 2010
 
Just as trueblue I live nearby, saw the whole thing, They were county police that were involved in the high speed chase. Yes it was dangerous and very scary to any parents in the area. I thought it strange that at least 10 county cars were in the chase. I think that with as many police that we have in the area, they could have called the local town police and had them set up road blocks, and the state and had them waiting at interstate exits. I'm not saying I don't appreciate the fact that they took a criminal off the road, but it was Easter Sunday, warm day, families out enjoying the weather and kids on bikes, walking dogs, and such. It was a bit terrifying. 80mph+ through town, and 24th has a stop sign every block... things could have gotten real bad real quick.
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How would they know he was drunk? Sure it's safe to assume he was but until they actually had him pulled over they couldn't KNOW that. I don't condone driving drunk or running from the police either but this was simply uncalled for.

And again I must state, since you appeared to have missed it or chose to ignore it, the town, state and county police were ok with running a bunch of DRUNK teenagers out of a house party and watching them DRIVE away but felt the need to drive through residential neighborhoods in excess of 80 mph to catch ONE.

I'm glad they caught this idiot and glad that no one was injured but I really hope they reexamine their chase policy.
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Apr 9, 2010
 
How would you know the teens were drunk at the party? What adult gave them the beer etc.?? Who as an adult watch them drive away? Where you present? The entire force did not watch as teens drove away drunk. I see the WCSO locking people up, not turning a blind eye. Bad police for locking someone up then bad police for letting someone go. I do understand your point. I am glad everyone when home alive. A drunk drive can do as much damage or more that a speeding police car which happen far more often? It's the one you don't see coming..
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Apr 9, 2010
 
2 cents, have you called the sheriff or chief of police with your concerns?
If not then you either
1. Full of BS
2. No better than the officers that let this happen.

I will guess #1
Dana

Wytheville, VA

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Apr 10, 2010
 
It wouldn't do any good for 2cents or anyone else to call with concerns. I personally know 3 people who have complained about officers and with very good reason. All 3 times they were handed a line of bull@#$% and not one thing was done. In this county the cops take care of their own and couldn't care less about regular people. Been that way since the 80's and it's not gonna change now.
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#20
Apr 10, 2010
 
I know because they (at least 2 of them) told me.

The cops obviously didn't care who bought the beer.

I never stated the "entire force" watched them drive away, I said there was police presence from town, county, and state.

I also never said the police were bad for locking up the kid they chased I simply said they should NOT have chased him through town. I'm glad they caught him and I hope he's properly punished.

I could care less if you believe what happened at the house party, I know it happened and I also know it's not the only time it's happened. Talk to people in town, the overall opinion of local law enforcement is negative from all that I hear. I'm not talking about negative from criminals, I'm talking about people who have not been in trouble themselves. The only people I hear with a high opinion of them is people related to them somehow.

You're right Dana, a call to the local boys will only serve to get me put on their shit list. I did make some phone calls, not that I expect anything out of Richmond either really. The good ol' boy system is alive and well in Virginia.

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