Man with several outstanding warrants arrested by South Boston police after short foot chase

Southside Virginia News

(Photo: Courtesy Halifax County Adult Detention Center via Blue Ridge Regional Jail Authority)

SOUTH BOSTON, Va. (WFXR) — A man facing several outstanding warrants was taken into custody Monday morning by South Boston police officers after leading them on a brief foot chase.

According to the South Boston Police Department, officers responded to a call that 34-year-old Quinn Tucker had been spotted near the Bojangles on Old Halifax Road on Monday, Feb. 22.

Police say they spotted Tucker in the area, pursued him on foot, and arrested Tucker shortly afterward. 

Before taking Tucker before a magistrate, the department says officers found merchandise that appeared to have been stolen from Walmart. After investigating the matter, police reportedly determined the items in Tucker’s possession were indeed stolen from Walmart. 

Officials say Tucker was served with two capiases — one for violating pre trial conditions and one for a probation violation — as well as a warrant for malicious wounding. In addition, officers reportedly charged Tucker with petit larceny for the items taken from Walmart on Monday

Tucker was brought to the Halifax County Adult Detention Center, where he is being held without bond and awaiting trial, according to the Blue Ridge Regional Jail Authority.

“The police department would like to thank all of the citizens who called in with tips on the location of Quinn Tucker over the last several days as well as the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office, Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office and the Virginia Department of Corrections for their assistance in apprehending Tucker,” the South Boston Police Department said in Monday morning’s statement.

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