Stolen Vehicle Pursuit in Wise

On May 22, 2019 at approximately 3:40pm a Wise County Deputy was waived down on Kent Junction Road near Appalachia, VA and received a report that a car had just been stolen. The deputy notified Wise County Dispatch to broadcast the stolen vehicle information. As soon as the broadcast was given another deputy observed the vehicle on Birchfield Road in Wise, VA. The deputy attempted to stop the vehicle when the driver accelerated in an attempt to flee. The suspect drove in a reckless manner, passing a school bus and driving through a yard on Birchfield Road. The suspect turned on to Stevens Street and the deputy observed another school bus coming toward them. The deputy used his patrol car to push the vehicle from the road to avoid the suspect from having a head on collision with the school bus. The suspect attempted to flee in the vehicle again, hitting a home, and then came to a stop. The driver then exited the vehicle and fled on foot. The deputy detained two other subjects that were still in the car. The Town of Wise Police and UVA-Wise College Police were able to capture the driver of the vehicle, Brendon Austin Caige Hill, a short distance away. Mr. Hill stated to deputies that he had smoked a lot of meth earlier. Deputies recovered a firearm, methamphetamine smoking device, and unidentified pills. Mr. Hill was charged with DUID, fleeing law enforcement, possession of a concealed weapon, reckless endangerment, obstruct justice, fail to drive right of highway, failure to maintain control, and resist arrest. He is currently being held at the Southwest Virginia Regional Jail in Duffield, VA with no bond

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