Man Arrested after Augusta-to-Albemarle Police Pursuit
A police pursuit began in Augusta County and ended in Albemarle County with a man in custody.
Police say Tracy Claytor led Augusta County deputies on a chase into Albemarle County Friday evening.
Albemarle County police were called at about 4:45 p.m. after the chase made its way into their jurisdiction. An Augusta County deputy was chasing Claytor, who was wanted on charges that are unknown at this time. The Augusta County man then lost control of his car and crashed on Newtown Road, where he then fled on foot.
"We weren't really sure if the person ran into the residence or was still in hiding and it was reported that he was armed. Out of an abundance of caution for the community, we secured the area down, made contact with the homeowner. Eventually the officers were able to find the suspect who was lying in wait behind the residence," said Albemarle County Police Sgt. Sean Hackney.
Police say there is no connection to Claytor and that residence.
Although initial reports say he was armed, police did not find a weapon on him at the time of his arrest.
Police say there is no threat to the community at this time. The man is being held in Augusta County.
Albemarle County Police Department MEDIA RELEASE
An Augusta County man is in custody after being involving in a pursuit which began in Augusta County and ended in Albemarle County.
Around 4:45 pm, Tracy Claytor led Augusta County deputies on a pursuit into Albemarle County. Claytor ditched his vehicle on Newtown Road and fled the scene on foot.
Officers with the ACPD secured the scene in the 700 block of Newtown Road. At the time, officers believed he might be armed and used an abundance of caution by securing the immediate area until the suspect could be located.
Claytor was unarmed at the time of arrest and was taken into custody without incident around 6:30 pm.
The Augusta County Sheriff's Office is the investigating agency. Information about the initial pursuit and charges will be referred to their Office.
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