NOTTOWAY COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — A wanted man has been arrested after a chase and manhunt spanning multiple Virginia localities ended in Nottoway County Tuesday morning.

On Monday, May 16, the Nottoway Sheriff’s Office says it “received an attempt to locate” from the Lunenburg County Sheriff’s Office after a 1978 blue Ford truck was stolen.

At approximately 7:06 p.m., the vehicle was tracked down in the West End of the Town of Crewe, but the truck ended up leading authorities on a chase into Nottoway County, reaching speeds of 80 mph.

Just before 7:15 p.m., in the area of Route 460 and Route 606, officials say the suspect began shooting out of the vehicle’s window at the Nottoway County deputies, jumped out of the vehicle, and ran away.

The Nottoway Sheriff’s Office deployed K-9 units while deputies, state troopers, and a Crewe police officer searched the area for the suspect. The Virginia State Police Aviation Division also provided assistance by patrolling the area from above.

Around 8:25 p.m., a Code Red was issued to citizens in the immediate area, warning them that the suspect was armed and dangerous.

Then, at approximately 9:09 p.m., authorities received a call about an attempted breaking and entering into someone’s truck in the 3000 block of Cottage Road. Deputies responded to the call and searched the area.

Shortly after 12:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 17, a resident in the 3000 block of Cottage Road heard a gunshot near a local automotive shop, leading to a search of the area by authorities.

Just before 6:15 a.m., a man was spotted stealing a four-wheeler from the 2000 block of Cottage Road. Deputies immediately started looking around the area, adding that the suspect had set off an alarm within the same block.

Then, at approximately 7:42 a.m., a 911 call came in from a citizen in the 1000 block of Riddle Road, reporting that a suspect had been knocking on her door. A deputy and Virginia State Police unit arrived at 7:50 a.m. and ran after the suspect, who was caught two minutes later.

Map of the 3000 block of Cottage Road and the 1000 block of Riddle Road (Photo courtesy: Axis Maps)

Police identified the suspect as 21-year-old Noah Lee Price of Amelia County. Price was wanted out of Cumberland County for felony probation violation, with underlying charges of drugs and weapons offenses.

Noah Price, 21, of Amelia County (Photo courtesy: Nottoway Sheriff’s Office)

Price is now facing charges from the following three jurisdictions:

  • Nottoway County: Price has been charged with buying/receiving stolen goods, grand larceny, possession of a firearm by a non-violent felon, and driving endangerment, among others. He will be held without bail until his court date on Wednesday, May 18.
  • Prince Edward County: Price has been charged with intentional damage, breaking and entering, intent assault, and battery and larceny. He will be held without bail until his court date on Monday, May 23.
  • Cumberland County: Price has been charged with failing to appear in court. He will be held without bail until his court date on Thursday, May 19.

“This morning, we are thankful that our deputies are safe and the suspect has been apprehended,” the Nottoway Sheriff’s Office posted on Facebook Tuesday. “We would like to thank the citizens for being extra vigilant and reporting suspicious activity. We would not have caught him without you. Thank you to Virginia State Police, Crewe Police Department and Blackstone Police Department for assisting with the search and capture, and to our dispatchers for taking in all of the information and getting it out to the field quickly.”