A fake name, chase, and fight with two cops leads to a Pulaski County man behind bars

New River Valley News

(Photo Courtesy: Pulaski Police Department)

PULASKI, Va. (WFXR) — A man from Pulaski County is facing multiple charges Thursday evening after he had a fight with two police officers.

The Pulaski Police Department says on Wednesday, Dec. 8 at approximately 5:07 p.m., police responded to a call of a possible wanted person in the area of 1st Street SE and South Washington Avenue.

When police arrived, the man gave law enforcement a fake identity and ran. Afterward, a fight broke out between two officers and the man. During the fight, the man reached for an officer’s gun but was arrested shortly after by a responding officer who was following on foot.

Police identified the man as 28-year-old Christoper Adam Gillespie of Draper — who has an outstanding felony warrant. Gillespie faces several charges including:

  • Attempted assault to disarm an officer
  • Assault and battery on law enforcement (2 counts)
  • Obstruction of justice by foce
  • Resist arrest
  • Obstruction of justice
  • Falsely identify self to law enforcement
  • Possession of a concealed weapon
  • Possession of a schedule I/II drug

The officers and Gillespie were taken to Lewis Gale Pulaski ER to be treated for minor injuries and shortly released. Gillespie is being held in the New River Regional Jail without bond.

The case remains under investigation.

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