By Daniel T. McEathron
Warren County Sheriff
Warren County Sheriff’s Office reports that on May 4, 2011 at approximately 1:39 a.m. an attempt to locate bulletin was received from Fauquier County for a suicidal subject operating a blue GMC pick-up truck.
According to Sheriff McEathron deputies searched for the vehicle and located it approximately 3:06 a.m. parked in a pull-off in the area of Highway 340 south and Chapman Farm Road. Deputies made contact with the subject who was non-compliant. The subject proceeded to put his vehicle in reverse and ram one of the sheriff’s office cruisers while the deputy was partially out of the vehicle. The subject then refused to stop and proceeded toward the second deputy‘s vehicle that he was standing beside. The deputy discharged his weapon at the individual and the subject proceeded to flee the scene where the vehicle came to rest approximately 200 yards south and striking a large rock formation. Deputies assisted by Virginia State Police and Front Royal Police were able to remove the subject from the vehicle without further incident. Rescue personnel were called and transported the subject to Winchester Medical Center with a gunshot wound to his right arm area. He was later transported to UVA Hospital in Charlottesville.
Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigations was called to investigate the incident. The investigation is ongoing at the time.