Augusta County Sheriff's deputies have arrested a suspect wanted on abduction charges.
Ronnie Lee Farris, 28, is accused of assaulting his girlfriend, holding her against her will, and stealing her car.
The Waynesboro man has been wanted by both the Waynesboro Police Department and the Augusta County Sheriff's Office since early October. On November 8, deputies and police responded to a pair of possible sightings in Waynesboro but officers and tracking dogs were unable to locate him.
The Augusta County Sheriff's Office arrested Farris on November 13. He is being held at the Middle River Regional Jail.
City of Waynesboro Police Department MEDIA RELEASE
Update November 14, 2012
The Augusta County Sheriff's Office arrested Farris on November 13, 2012 around 11:00 p.m. on all outstanding county and city charges. He is being held at Middle River Regional Jail. Please contact the Sheriff's Office for any additional information.
Previous Release - November 8, 2012
The Waynesboro Police Department is requesting information on the whereabouts of a Waynesboro man wanted by both the Police Department and the Augusta County Sheriff's Office on several charges. Ronnie Lee Farris, 28 years old, height/5'6", weight/180 lbs, is wanted on a Waynesboro General District Court capias and a Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court capias. Both bench warrants are for failure to appear. The Augusta County Sheriff's Office has six outstanding warrants for Farris.
Farris has been wanted by the Police Department since early October. On Nov. 8 at approximately 3:30 p.m., deputies and officers from both agencies were searching for him near Parkway Village Apartments when he fled to the railroad tracks near the Genicom complex off Hopeman Parkway. Information indicated that Farris was armed with a handgun at the time. Nearly 20 officers and three K-9 units from both departments and the National Park Service responded to search the area.
After an hour's search which yielded no arrest, additional information received indicated that Farris had been picked up and was in a vehicle heading to the area near the intersection of E Broad St. & E Main St. Officers located the vehicle in an alley in the 400 block of E Main St. but Farris had again fled on foot. The driver of the vehicle was arrested by the Augusta County Sheriff's Office. Another K-9 search of the area was unsuccessful. The search ended around 5:20 p.m.
Farris is still considered armed & extremely dangerous.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Waynesboro Police Department, the Augusta County Sheriff's Office or Central Shenandoah Crime Stoppers at 1(800)322-2017. Information given to Crime Stoppers may be given anonymously.