NELSON COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — A Nelson County Deputy was injured after a man rammed into his vehicle during a police chase in the Afton area of the county on February 2nd.

The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office says they were conducting surveillance on criminal activity when a deputy tried to stop a 2011 Hyundai Azera in connection with the activity. The stop was initiated on Mill Ln at 10:25 p.m. The driver then proceeded to crash into a sheriff’s office vehicle sending the deputy inside to the hospital.

The Hyundai continued to flee from Nelson County Deputies as well as Virginia State Police on the road and off. The pursuit ended when the Hyundai crashed and Thomas Wayne Board, Jr. of Madison Heights was taken into custody at 10:29 p.m. Deputies say the Hyundai Board was driving was reported as stolen from the Lynchburg area. Board was taken to the hospital for his injuries.

The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office has charged Thomas Wayne Board, JR with the following:

  • Attempted second-degree murder
  • Felony receiving stolen goods
  • Driving suspended after certain offenses
  • Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon (X3)
  • Obstruction of justice
  • Felony eluding
  • Reckless driving
  • Felony hit and run
  • Driving with inoperable exhaust
  • Failure to wear a seatbelt

The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office says Board was also arrested for outstanding warrants from Campbell County:

  • Failure to appear in court
  • Revocation of bond

The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office takes pride in protecting our community. We thank the #VirginiaStatePolice for their assistance in this matter.

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There is no word on the deputy’s condition.