A Waynesboro woman who police say caused a couple of car crashes is now in custody after being a fugitive for nearly five months.
Emily Laura Simpson, 21, faces a felony charge of meth possession and other charges stemming from failure to appear in court for the crashes. They happened on Hopeman Parkway back in May. No one was seriously injured.
Simpson fled to California but returned to Waynesboro and turned herself in Tuesday. She is being held at Middle River Regional Jail without bond.
City of Waynesboro Police Department Press Release
Update - October 30, 2013
Emily Laura Simpson, now 21 years old, surrendered herself at the police department on October 29 after nearly five months as a fugitive. Simpson had fled to California in June and returned this week. She is being held at Middle River Regional Jail without bond on the three charges.
Update – September 4, 2013
The Waynesboro Police Department is requesting assistance in locating Simpson who is now wanted on three charges: a felony charge of possession of methamphetamine and two capiases from Waynesboro General District Court for failing to appear for the April 10th assault charge and the May 1st car crashes, respectively.
Initially, the Police Department received information that Simpson had fled to California but now it is believed that she is back in the Waynesboro area.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Waynesboro Police Department at (540) 942-6675 or Central Shenandoah Crime Stoppers at 1(800)322-2017. Information given to Crime Stoppers may be given anonymously. Callers with information that lead to an arrest in this case are eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000.
Update - June 21, 2013
Simpson is currently wanted on a Waynesboro General District Court capias for failing to appear in court. Simpson was supposed to appear in court on June 3 for trial on an assault charge stemming from an April 10 incident. She is also wanted on a felony warrant for possession of methamphetamine.
Simpson is scheduled to appear in Waynesboro General District Court on June 24 for the charges related to the May 1st car crashes.
Previous Release - May 2, 2013
The Waynesboro Police Department has arrested a Waynesboro woman for causing a couple of motor vehicle crashes at two intersections on Hopeman Parkway. On May 1, 2013 at approximately 4:30 PM, officers responded to the area of Hopeman Parkway and Ivy St for a report of a two vehicle accident with the parties arguing. When they arrived, they found Emily Laura Simpson, 20 years old, being detained by other motorists and demonstrating obvious signs of impairment.
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