A high-speed police pursuit occurred late Saturday night that passed through the Town of Appomattox and ended with the suspect vehicle crashing in Prince Edward County.
According to the Appomattox County Sheriff’s Office today, a deputy from the Appomattox County Sheriff’s Office attempted to stop a 2007 Toyota for a motor vehicle violation at approximately 11:08 p.m. Saturday on U.S. Route 460 East near the Route 26 exit.
The driver of the 2007 Toyota allegedly refused to stop, exited Route 460, and proceeded east through the Town of Appomattox. The suspect, identified as Mark Douglas Jackson Jr., 21, of Farmville, then proceeded east on Route 460 through Appomattox County and into Prince Edward County, according to the sheriff’s office. The pursuit ended in the crash of the Toyota near the 5400 block of Richmond Highway in the Prospect area of Prince Edward County.
Appomattox County deputies were assisted in the pursuit by the Virginia State Police, Prince Edward County Sheriff’s Office and the Farmville Police Department.
Jackson has been charged with felony elude law enforcement, felony unauthorized use of a vehicle, and seven other misdemeanor offenses related to this pursuit.
Jackson was taken into custody Sunday morning in Farmville and will be advised in the Appomattox General District Court on Wednesday.