UPDATE: Assault suspect arrested

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UPDATE  2/18/19   7:50 p.m. — Authorities said the suspect was taken into custody in Campbell County.

It’s unclear how investigators were able to track down Dustin Phelps.

Stay with WFXR News and VirginiaFirst.com for the latest on this developing story


The Amherst County Sheriff’s Office is looking for an assault suspect who they believe is armed and dangerous.

Deputies told WFXR News that they were called to Smile Gas on Amherst Highway in Madison Heights for a reported assault around 11:30 a.m.

Deputies believe Dustin Phelps left the scene in a silver Ford Mustang with VA registration “1PAM1”.

ACSO said the suspect is wanted on charges of abduction, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, assault and battery.

Authorities have not released a photo of the suspect.

Tips can be called into 434-946-9300 or 888-798-5900.

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