Former Marine William Roberts arrested by police

William Jason Roberts has been apprehended by Mecklenburg County authorities

By Heather Butterworth - Digital Content Producer
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BOTETOURT CO., Va. - 8/11/2017

UPDATE; 5:48 p.m.: According to the Halifax County Sheriff's Office, William Jason Roberts has been apprehended by Mecklenburg County authorities. Roberts was taken into custody without incident.

WSLS 10 is working to confirm more details.

 

Authorities are calling off a ground search in Botetourt County for a wanted man. 

William Roberts is a former U.S. Marine wanted in Colorado for a felony traffic assault that left a woman in a coma. His father says he suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder and has had two traumatic brain injuries.

Botetourt County Sheriff R.N. Sprinkle says they are still looking for him and actively pursuing him, but he is out of the area. 

Sprinkle says the best chance to find him will be by locating a stolen white Ford F-150 with Virginia plates XLT8584.

Roberts was last seen heading south on Route 220. He has family in Halifax and Mecklenburg counties, so it's possible he could be headed there.

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