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Waynesboro Man Arrested After Eluding Police for 2 Weeks

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A Waynesboro man is behind bars after eluding police for two weeks.

Police say 27-year-old Frankie Myles Wood was involved in a scuffle that included a car, a gun and a female acquaintance near North Park on the November 12.

Wood was arrested Monday after police responded to a suspicious person call on Hamlet Avenue.  He faces a laundry list of charges, including three felonies for failing to re-register as a sex offender.


Waynesboro Police Department
Media Release

Update November 26, 2012

On today's date at 8:10 AM, officers from the Waynesboro Police Department arrested Wood outside a residence in the 500 block of Hamlet Ave.  Officers responded to the area for a report of a suspicious individual dressed all in black attempting to get into an apartment.  When they arrived, they encountered Wood who gave offered them no resistance other than trying to give them a false identity. 

He was arrested on the nine Waynesboro charges noted below and three Virginia State Police felony charges for failing to re-register as a sex offender.  He is being held without bond at Middle River Regional Jail.

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Previous Release – November 13, 2012

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 an 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.

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