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Suspect in custody after manhunt in Wythe County

Suspect in custody after a manhunt in Wythe County.
Suspect in custody after a manhunt in Wythe County. (Wytheville Police Department)

WYTHE COUNTY, Va.UPDATE

A suspect is in custody after a manhunt in Wythe County, according to the Wythe County Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities have not released the suspect’s name or the charges he’s facing.


UPDATE

The Virginia State Police is using a helicopter to assist in the manhunt for the suspect authorities say ran from a traffic stop and drug investigation Tuesday night.

The helicopter is searching cornfields and woods in the area of Lovers Lane near the Pepsi plant.


ORIGINAL STORY

Authorities are searching for a man they say ran away from a traffic stop and drug investigation on Tuesday night in Wythe County.

Crews are searching for the suspect near Lovers Lane and the Pepsi plant, according to police.

Officers say he was last seen wearing a black shirt and red shorts when he ran away from a traffic stop and drug investigation on the interstate.

Authorities are asking anyone who lives nearby to make sure their doors are locked and that their keys are not in their car.

Stay with 10 News as we learn more about this breaking news.


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