Sheriff’s Office: Woman leads Henry County deputy in a chase; charges include child endangerment

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(Photo: Courtesy Henry County Sheriff’s Office)

HENRY COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — A woman with a child in the vehicle led law enforcement on a chase Thursday, Feb. 13, around 9:45 p.m. in Henry County, after a deputy attempted to stop her for a defective headlight.

According to Henry County Sheriff’s Office, the pursuit began on Trent Hill in Bassett and lasted approximately 35 minutes. The driver, Kelsey Renee Moles, 27, crossed the double center line into the oncoming lane in an effort to evade a sheriff’s deputy.

The pursuit ended in the Horsepasture area where Moles stopped the vehicle, said the Henry County Sheriff’s Office.

Moles was charged with a felony child endangerment, felony elude police and “otherdriving related charges,” according to the sheriff’s office. The child in the vehicle was about one year old, said Major Eric T. Winn.

She is being held at the Henry County Jail without a bond.

Virginia State Police assisted the sheriff’s office in this pursuit.

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