Chase on road, foot, leads to apprehension in Augusta County
Cameron Travis Rutledge, 25, faces several charges related to the attempt to flee, driving on a suspended license and then additional charges for possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon.
The situation leading to the arrest and charges began with an attempt by an Augusta County sheriff’s deputy attempting to stop a vehicle on Long Meadow Road in the Waynesboro area for an equipment violation.
The pursuit ended after approximately 2.8 miles when the driver pulled into a private drive and exited a still-moving vehicle, before fleeing on foot.
As he begin to flee from the car, the deputy observed the male digging in his pants in a manner that led him to believe he may have a weapon. The pursuing deputy is a K-9 handler with the department and decided to deploy his K-9 partner, Arko.
Arko gave chase and apprehended the male driver, identified as Rutledge, approximately one mile from the car he abandoned; the foot pursuit led Arko and his handler over four fences and a river.
Rutledge sustained minor injuries to his legs and hands during the apprehension and was subsequently transported to the hospital for treatment.
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