ROANOKE - Virginia State Police have identified the man they say rammed police cars while a Rocky Mount police officer and a Franklin County Sheriff's Deputy were trying to pull him over near McDonalds on Tanyard Road Saturday Night.
Gary Turner, 37, of Boones Mill was arrested Monday after being released from the hospital and taken to the Roanoke City Jail. He has been charged with one felony count of attempting to elude police and two misdemeanor counts of destruction of property.
State police say local law enforcement spotted Turner and the older style Ford pickup truck he was driving from a "be on the lookout" or "BOLO" that had just been broadcast over the police radio. Around 11:20 p.m. a deputy and a Rocky Mount officer tried to stop Turner.
Turner refused to stop and rammed the police cars, police say, which were trying to block the truck. That's when a Rocky Mount officer fired at the truck.
Turner was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. A female passenger was not injured.
State Police are still investigating the incident. More charges are pending.
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