Driver pursued, arrested near road construction site
From the Stafford sheriff’s office: At 3:50 a.m. today, Sgt. J.T. Forman was directing traffic at a paving operation in the area of Jefferson Davis Highway and Garrisonville Road. The paving company needed to turn a piece of equipment around and Sgt. Forman took control of the intersection wearing his reflective traffic vest. He instructed the driver of a blue Chevy Sonic to remain stationary on Washington Drive. The driver commented that he needed to get to work and Sgt. Forman assured him he would be moving momentarily, once the road reopened.
The driver of the Chevy then responded with an obscene gesture and curse word. He fled around the marked Sheriff’s car and turned North on Jefferson Davis Highway. Next, the driver made an illegal U-turn and prepared to turn right onto Garrisonville Road, but was stopped behind another car.
Sgt. Forman pulled behind the Chevy with his lights and siren activated, but the subject continued onto Garrisonville Road at the posted speed limit. The subject stopped at the traffic light at Salisbury Drive and activated a small white LED lightbar on the top of his delivery car. This white lightbar gave him no authority to flee from the police.
Deputy J.W. Ahern responded as back-up and the subject turned onto Salisbury Drive and then made another left on Greenspring Drive. The pursuit ended as the subject turned onto Lakeview Drive and parked in a parking spot. He was quickly taken into custody and informed the deputies he was just doing his job and this was a huge misunderstanding. During a search of the vehicle, deputies discovered he was a delivery driver for newspapers.
The subject was identified as Chris Spiller, 54, of Stafford. Spiller was charged with eluding and failing to obey law enforcement signal at an intersection. He was held on a $500 bond at the Rappahannock Regional Jail.
K9 grabs one after high-speed chase involving U-Haul
Stafford authorities tracked down a U-Haul that was used in a high-speed chase and arrested two men.
From the Stafford sheriff’s office: At 8:02 p.m. [Monday, October 4] Stafford Sheriff’s Office deputies were alerted to a robbery by knife in the [England Run] area of the county. The suspects fled the scene in a U-Haul truck and deputies located them headed northbound at Jefferson Davis Highway and Enon Road.
The suspects reused to stop and initiated a pursuit. The suspects continued northbound at a high rate of speed. Deputies utilized a stinger to deflate two tires on the U-Haul. The suspects lost control near Jason Lane and ran into the ditch.
Both suspects fled on foot into the woods. One suspect was quickly apprehended by Sheriff’s K-9 Titan.
The second suspect was apprehended at a nearby residence. This is an active investigation, further information on the suspect’s identity and charges will be released as it becomes available.
From the Stafford sheriff’s office: Autumn Drive, 10/4, 7:42 a.m. The victim’s driveway was vandalized with white spray paint. His mailbox was also knocked over. The incident is believed to have occurred sometime between 11 p.m. on October 2 and 7:30 a.m. on October 4.