State Police: Suspect in Officer-Involved Shooting was Ramming Police Cars While Trying to Escape in Rocky Mount

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

police 3ROCKY MOUNT - Virginia State Police have released new information following a shooting in Rocky Mount Saturday night that injured a man in the McDonald's parking lot on Tanyard Road.

According to Sgt. Rick Garletts, the incident started at 11:20 p.m. Saturday, when Rocky Mount Police along with State Police tried to pull over a vehicle in the 900 block of Tanyard Road. The man driving the vehicle refused to stop and rammed several sheriff's deputy and police vehicles that were trying to block him.

While the man driving the suspect vehicle was trying to escape, a Rocky Mount Police officer shot at his vehicle. The suspect broke free but was stopped nearby by the same officers, Garletts said.

The unidentified man was taken to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, Garletts said. A female passenger in the suspect vehicle was not injured. No police were injured. 

Several people witnessed the shooting, and reported through social media being detained for several hours after the incident while State Police investigated. 

The Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation's Field Office in Salem is in charge of the investigation. Once complete, the findings will be turned over to the Commonwealth's Attorney.

Stay with Cable 12 for further updates.





Investigators Arrest Man for Meth, Oxycodone After Traffic Stop on Route 40 West

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

14199424 1068307353218131 4975341101683974336 nFRANKLIN CO. - The Franklin Co. Sheriff's Department says they discovered suspected solids from a one pot meth lab after a traffic stop on Route 40 Wednesday.

Investigators say they were informed that David Franklin Waid was driving illegally on Route 40 West of Rocky Mount Wednesday. When they spotted the vehicle, it made a quick right into the Goverment Center parking lot.

After searching the vehicle, investigators found  what they say are suspected solids from a one pot meth lab. Oxycodone and methamphetamine along with an unkown amount of poppy seeds were also found.

Rocky Mount police and the Virginia State Police helped in the search, arrest, and the recovery of hazardous chemicals.


Henry Woman Killed, Two Injured in Head-On Crash on Route 619

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

fatal-accident1FRANKLIN COUNTY - State police are investigating a head-on crash that killed a Henry woman Thursday night.


Leslie Neice, 49, died after the 1992 Buick Roadmaster she was driving crossed the center line of Route 619 and hit a 2015 Ford Edge head-on. The driver of the Ford and a child riding in the Buick were taken to the hospital, state police say.


Neice was not wearing her seatbelt. 


The accident happened at 7:46 p.m., just west of Clark Road. The state police reconstruction team was called to help with the crash investigation.