Police ID Man Charged in Connection with Chase in Albemarle, Greene Counties
Larry O. Baker is charged with one felony count of eluding police, one felony count of hit-and-run, reckless driving and for driving on a suspended license.
A 38-year-old man from Ruckersville is facing serious charges because authorities say he ran from police and then rammed into a state trooper's vehicle.
Larry Odell Baker is charged with a felony count of hit and run, reckless driving and driving on a suspended license.
The chain of events played out Monday, October 1, when Albemarle County police say they saw a white Chevy Malibu driving erratically.
Officers put out a "be on the lookout" alert for it.
About 1:45 p.m. Monday, deputies with the Greene County Sheriff's Office saw the Chevy and tried to stop it, but the driver took off.
Deputies asked Virginia State Police for help, and during the pursuit, officers say Baker rammed a trooper's vehicle.
The chase came to an end in the 2800 block of Earlysville Road in Albemarle County, and officers arrested Baker.
10/02/2018 Release from Virginia State Police:
On Oct. 1, 2018 around 1:45 p.m., the Greene County Sheriff's Office contacted the Virginia State Police to request assistance with an ongoing pursuit.
During the course of the pursuit, the suspect vehicle rammed a Virginia State Police trooper's vehicle.
The pursuit of the 2015 Chevrolet Malibu finally came to a stop in the 2800 block of Earlysville Road in Albemarle County.
With the assistance of Albemarle County Police, the suspect driver, Larry O. Baker, 38, of Ruckersville, Va., was taken into custody without further incident.
In Albemarle County, state police charged Baker with one felony count of eluding police, one felony count of hit-and-run, reckless driving and for driving on a suspended license.
The incident remains under investigation.