Man Arrested After Bedford Co. Assaults at Food Lion Following Car Chase

BEDFORD CO. – On 11-13-21, Bedford Communications Center received a call about a male subject that had Assaulted multiple people at the Food Lion in New London. When deputies arrived in the area, the male subject, later identified as Jeffrey Ray Johnson II, age 26, fled the scene in his vehicle and was pursued by deputies. After a lengthy pursuit throughout the north end of Bedford County and deploying tire deflation devices, Johnson’s vehicle broke down on Rt. 501/Lee Jackson Highway and he was taken into custody after a short struggle. 

Currently, some of the charges are:

  • Felony Eluding Police
  • Felony Assault on Law Enforcement
  • Felony Possession of Drugs
  • Felony Transportation of Firearm while under a Protective Order
  • Felony Possession of a Firearm with Drugs
  • Driving Under the Influence
  • Driving Suspended

Other charges are pending further investigation. Johnson is being held without bond at the Bedford Adult Detention Center. We would like to thank Virginia State Police and the Town of Bedford Police Department for their assistance with this incident.