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Suspect in Sunday police pursuit in Albemarle County was wanted on drug, weapons charges

Tyrik Alloyd Ayers
Tyrik Alloyd Ayers. Photo: Albemarle County Police

A Charlottesville man was apprehended Sunday after evading police who were pulling the suspect over for an expired inspection sticker. As previously reported by AFP, 23-year-old Tyrik Alloyd Ayers, led police on a pursuit near Rio Road East that ended when the suspect’s vehicle hit the median and crossed over into westbound Rio Road, striking two vehicles.

Ayers was arrested after a foot pursuit in the parking lot of Albemarle Square just after 5 p.m.

In addition to charges from the Albemarle County Police Department related to the April 30 incident, Ayers was also wanted on several warrants related to a search done Oct. 19 on Quince Lane where the Jefferson Area Drug Enforcement Taskforce discovered three semi-automatic rifles, 1,330 grams of marijuana, 10 grams of cocaine, 100 Percocet pills, 100 tetrahydrocannabinol vape cartridges, $12,000 in cash and various packaging materials.

Charges by ACPD for the incident on April 30 include:

  • Eluding – felony
  • Hit and Run – felony
  • (2) Hit and Run – misdemeanor
  • Expired inspection
  • Failure to wear a seatbelt

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Crystal Graham

Crystal Graham

Crystal Abbe Graham is the regional editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1999 graduate of Virginia Tech, she has worked for nearly 25 years as a reporter and editor for several Virginia publications, written a book, and garnered more than a dozen Virginia Press Association awards for writing and graphic design. She was the co-host of "Viewpoints," a weekly TV news show, and co-host of Virginia Tonight, a nightly TV news show. Her work on "Virginia Tonight" earned her a national Telly award for excellence in television.