Bedford Police: Man arrested after chase on U.S. 460 was wanted for disseminating inappropriate video or still images, other charges

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Jonathan Fitzgerald was arrested after a police chase on U.S. 460 Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020. (Photo: courtesy Blue Ridge Regional Jail at Bedford)

BEDFORD, Va. (WFXR) — The man arrested after a police chase on U.S. 460 Wednesday afternoon was wanted on several charges out of Amherst County, Bedford Police told WFXR. Charges include disseminating inappropriate video or still images.

According to Bedford Police, an officer attempted to stop Johnathon Jacob Fitzgerald, who was driving a 2001 Chevrolet Suburban. The vehicle’s license plate numbers matched a wanted person in Amherst County, police said. The pursuit ended near the Campbell County/Lynchburg City line when Fitzgerald lost control of the vehicle and crashing in the median of Route 460, near the Wards Road exit.

Fitzgerald was arrested on the following charges:

  • Four counts of class one misdemeanors for violating the provision of a protective order;
  • Two counts of class one misdemeanors for disseminating inappropriate video or still images;
  • One count class five felony for possession of a schedule one or two controlled substance;
  • One count class six felony for failing to stop for a law enforcement officer.

Fitzgerald is held at the Blue Ridge Regional Jail in Bedford without a bond.

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