GILES COUNTY, Va. – The Giles County Sheriff’s Office has alerted 10 News that they are searching for an armed man with outstanding warrants.
Authorities said he was last seen carrying a rifle and was wearing a ball cap, blue jeans, a dark-colored coat, and a backpack.
According to Chief Deputy Scott Moye, witnesses said the wanted man matches the description of a subject pictured on the Wythe County Sheriff’s Office page, as seen below:
Deputies were specifically searching in Pembroke in the areas of the Castle Rock Golf Course, Treasure Island playground, and Snidows Ferry Road. Moye said after receiving the call, a perimeter was set up and tracking and drone teams were deployed.
In a Code RED Alert on Wednesday evening, the man was said to be sighted on First Street in Pembroke around 3:50 p.m. Wednesday. We’re told he fled into the woods toward the area of Horseshoe Bend wearing camo pants, a black shirt, and carrying what appeared to be a rifle case.
If you see someone matching this description, you’re asked to call 911 immediately.
While the suspect is armed, the sheriff’s office said there is no risk to the public.