newsnelson county sheriffs deputy injured after being rammed by driver of stolen vehicle

Nelson County sheriff’s deputy injured after being rammed by driver of stolen vehicle

Chris Graham
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A Madison Heights man is in custody after ramming a Nelson County sheriff’s deputy trying to initiate a traffic stop late Saturday night.

Thomas Wayne Board Jr., 39, of Madison Heights, was taken into custody after crashing a 2011 Hyundai Azera, which had been reported stolen from the Lynchburg area, according to the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office.

A deputy had attempted to stop the Hyundai on Mill Lane in the Afton area at 10:25 p.m. when Board rammed the vehicle into the deputy’s patrol car.

Board crashed the stolen vehicle four minutes later.

Both Board and the deputy were transported to the hospital for treatment of injuries.

Chris Graham

Chris Graham

Chris Graham is the editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1994 alum of the University of Virginia, Chris has won 17 Virginia Press Association awards for his work as an investigative reporter, feature writer and columnist. Chris is the author and co-author of seven books, including Poverty of Imagination and Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, both published in 2019, and The Worst Wrestling Pay-Per-View Ever, published in 2018. For his commentaries on news, sports and politics, go to my YouTube page, Want to reach Chris? Try [email protected].