Frankie Wood Wanted on Firearm, Robbery, Assault Charges
City of Waynesboro MEDIA RELEASE
On Monday, November 12, 2012 at approximately 2144hrs the Waynesboro Police Department responded to the area of North Park on 2nd Street after a female called 911 stating her car had been stolen and she was now in an argument with the subject near North Park. While officers were en route another citizen in the area of 3rd Street and North Bath Ave. called 911 to report a confrontation in the roadway and gunshots were fired with a person then running away from the area.
Once officers were on scene, they located the original female caller. It was determined through investigation allegedly there was an argument at a residence on the east side of the city. The suspect, identified as Frankie Myles Wood, 27yrs old from Waynesboro took the female's car without permission. She followed him in a separate vehicle to 3rd St. and N. Bath Ave where another argument ensued. Wood produced a pistol and fired one shot into the air. Wood then got into a struggle with the female over the set of keys. He forcefully took the keys from the female and fled the area on foot. The female was not injured. Wood and the female knew one another and this incident was not a random act.
The weapon allegedly used was recovered at the scene. Waynesboro Police utilized their K-9 and were also assisted by deputies from the Augusta County Sheriff's Office in searching the area for Wood but were unsuccessful in locating him at the time of this release. Based on the investigation, he was charged with the following criminal offenses:
Felony 18.2-102/46.2-390 Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle
Misd. 18.2-282 Brandishing a Firearm
Misd. 18.2-56.1 Reckless Handling of a Firearm
Felony 18.2-58 Robbery
Felony 18.2-308.2 Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon
Misd. 18.2-57.2 Assault & Battery
Misd. 46.2-301 Drive While License is Revoked
Wood was already wanted prior to this incident stemming from two previously issued misdemeanor warrants for 16.1-253.2: violation of a protective order. If anyone has information concerning his whereabouts, please contact the Waynesboro Police Department at 942-6675 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-322-2017.