Wise man wanted for abduction arrested

A man wanted in Wise was arrested Sunday after police found him hiding in a basement.

According to the Wise County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to Sheffield Apartments in Coeburn on a call of an attempted breaking and entering. The suspect had fled on foot when police arrived.

Deputies, along with help from St. Paul police and their K9, found Anthony Dwayne Aziz, 35, hiding in the basement of a nearby home. Aziz was already wanted on charges from a Saturday incident. Aziz is a suspect in a case of abduction and attempted malicious wounding that had occurred at Sheffield Apartments that day.

Wise County dispatch received a 911 hang up call at the apartments on Saturday and when deputies arrived, Aziz had fled. After an investigation and interview of witnesses, warrants were obtained for attempted malicious wounding, four counts of abduction, two counts of preventing use of 911, and trespassing.

Aziz is currently being held in the Southwest Virginia Regional Jail in Duffield without bond.

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