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Albemarle Police Arrest Waynesboro Man for Multiple Felony Counts

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Albemarle County Police Department
Press Release

On Friday, January 11th, 2013, an officer with the Albemarle County Police Department arrested a Waynesboro man for multiple felony counts including felony eluding, felony hit and run and felony possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute.

Around 11:25 p.m., an officer observed a white Sedan driving south on Seminole Trail at Town Center Drive.  The officer followed the vehicle and became suspicious after observing erratic driving, including a U-Turn on Seminole Trail (North Bound).  The officer initiated a traffic stop near North Hollymead Drive and the car eventually came to a complete stop.  As the officer approached the driver's side of the car, the driver accelerated and drove off at a high speed.

The Sedan traveled through two red lights and over the median on Timberwood Boulevard, hitting a mini-van that was sitting at Timberwood Boulevard in a T-Bone collision.  No one was injured in the crash.  The driver of the Sedan fled the scene and took off on foot.  The responding officer was able to catch the suspect and eventually place him in handcuffs and under arrest.

With the help of additional officers, a thorough search of the area and the car was conducted.  Officers found 137 grams of marijuana and a large amount of cash.  The suspect was identified as Gary Leon Minnis from Waynesboro.  The 47-year old was arrested and charged with felony possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, felony eluding, felony hit and run, no operator's license and misdemeanor eluding.  Minnis was held without bond at the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail. 

Carter Johnson
Public Information Officer

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