Authorities release charges against Campbell County man accused of hitting trooper car, shooting in neighborhood

No one was hurt throughout incident


Authorities have released the mug shot of the man taken into custody in connection to Tuesday’s incident.

Chad Taylor, of Brookneal, was taken into custody and charged with felony eluding and assault on a law enforcement officer. The Campbell County County Sheriff’s Office has also charged Taylor with reckless handling of a firearm and making threats by phone.

Chad Taylor was arrested in Campbell County after firing at gas cans, speeding from police and hitting a trooper’s car (Campbell County Sheriff's Office)

Authorities say they were told that Taylor was acting strange throughout the day and threatening neighbors. As a result, some of his neighbors decided to hide inside a garage next to the property line between Taylor’s home and their location because he was firing off a gun nearby.

Before authorities arrived, they say Taylor was armed and left in a 2019 Toyota truck. Officers found Taylor’s truck and tried to stop him, but he refused to stop and hit a Virginia State Police car.

Taylor was then taken into custody off Hat Creek Road. No one was injured during the incident.

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