U.S. Marshals arrest one on drug charges; one for eluding, other charges during traffic stop in Roanoke

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ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — The U.S. Marshals Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested an individual on drug charges and while another faces charges related to a pursuit in Roanoke on Tuesday afternoon.

According to a statement released by the U.S. Marshals Service, 33-year-old Lindsey Renee Burnette was wanted on an arrest warrant for charges of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine issued by the Roanoke Police Department.

Authorities say the arrest took place near the 3800 block of Shenandoah Avenue around 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 23.

Deputies and Task Force members with the U.S. Marshals Service initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle in which Burnette was identified. However, the vehicle did not stop and hit a deputy’s vehicle while fleeing the scene.

According to officials, a firearm was tossed from the vehicle, but Roanoke police officers recovered it shortly afterward.

The vehicle’s driver — identified as 22-year-old Jeffery Knight — not only struck a telephone pole, but also another vehicle as he tried to flee.

Authorities say the passengers in the vehicle Knight hit were taken to the hospital with what appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries.

Knight will be charged with felony eluding, felony hit-and-run, reckless driving, and driving while revoked by the Salem Police Department, according to the U.S. Marshals Service.

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