NC man charged after accused of trying to run ex off the road, leading pursuit into Southside Virginia

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MARTINSVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — A man is facing a number of charges after he reportedly tried to run his ex off the road in North Carolina before leading authorities on a chase into Southside Virginia Monday night.

According to Lt. Kevin Suthard with the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office in North Carolina, a call came in shortly before 9:15 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 8 about a domestic-related situation in which a person in a black Ford F-250 was trying to run another vehicle off the road following an argument.

Suthard says the driver of the Ford was previously in a relationship with the person in the other vehicle. In addition, a child was reportedly inside one of the vehicles involved in the incident, but there is no word which vehicle the child was in.

Officials say an Eden police officer passed the vehicles and turned around in order to stop them, but the Ford sped up and drove away from the scene, at which point deputies joined the pursuit.

Once Virginia State Police joined in, though, Rockingham County deputies reportedly broke off from the pursuit.

However, the Henry County Sheriff’s Office told WFXR News that Henry County deputies assisted the state troopers with the pursuit, which ended without incident in Martinsville.

According to Suthard, the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office has charged 40-year-old Jonathan Carl Jones of Madison, N.C. with the following offenses in connection with the pursuit:

  • Felony fleeing to elude arrest
  • Assault on a female
  • Assault with a deadly weapon (the vehicle) with intent to kill
  • Injury to personal property

Authorities say those charges will be served against Jones after he is extradited back to North Carolina from Virginia.

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