Christi Jo Russell of Wise, Va

Christi Jo Russell age 40 of Wise, Va has been sentenced to six years plus in prison after she pled No Contest to attempted murder of a Police Officer along with additional charges of Conspiring to Manufacture Methamphetamine, two counts of Child Abuse and Neglect, Felony Shoplifting from Walmart in 2016, Identity Theft, and Credit Card Fraud while out on bond.
In July of 2017, Norton Police Officer Jason McConnell tried to serve outstanding warrants on Russell when she struggled with them and managed to get into her vehicle and drive away. McConnell attempted to reach inside the vehicle when Russell took off at a high rate of speed, dragging the officer along until he was able to jump from the vehicle without serious injuries.
After serving her prison time, Russell will be required to complete ten years of probation, along with paying restitution and performing community service.
 

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