Driver of Stolen Vehicle Flees Scene of Crash

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On March 19, 2017 at approximately 11:10 am an investigator with the Henry County Sheriff’s Office was on Pine St. in the Fieldale area of Henry County conducting a follow-up investigation. He observed a green Mazda 626 that had recently been reported to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office as a stolen vehicle. The investigator attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle and the driver refused to pull over. The vehicle continued through the Fieldale community at slow speeds and came to a stop at the intersection of Pine St. and Chestnut St. where a white female exited the passenger seat and ran on foot. The driver accelerated away at a high rate of speed. The investigator made the decision to terminate the vehicle pursuit due to the speeds in a residential community.

A short time later the investigator discovered that the vehicle had been involved in a single vehicle crash in the 3000 block of Carver Rd. The driver fled the scene on foot.

Anyone having information pertaining to this incident is asked to contact the Henry County Sheriff’s Office at (276) 638-8751 or the Crimestoppers Program at 63-CRIME (632-7463). The Crimestoppers Program offers rewards up to $2500.00 for information related to crime. The nature of the crime and the substance of the information determine the amount of reward paid.