Attempted capital murder indictments handed up in CC
A Hopewell man, who authorities say led Charles City deputies on a 100 mile per hour chase through the county before crashing a borrowed pickup truck into a pair of sheriff’s office cruisers, has been indicted on nine felony charges.
A Charles City Circuit Court grand jury, convening Tuesday, indicted Nasir Karim Goode, 24, of 2001 Warren St., on two counts each of attempted capital murder of a police officer, attempted malicious wounding, and causing bodily injury to a police officer along with single counts of eluding police, hit and run, and destruction of property.
Judge Thomas B. Hoover ordered Goode held in jail without bond on the Charles City charges. The suspect is already behind bars in connection with a murder charge originating in Hopewell, said Charles City Commonwealth’s Attorney Rob Tyler.
Last Nov. 8 around 3:30 a.m., dispatchers in Charles City received word of a high-speed pursuit of a pickup truck under way in neighboring Henrico County that had begun on southbound Interstate 295 and was heading toward Charles City on Route 5. Charles City deputies joined in soon after the pickup crossed the county line.
Speeds reached in excess of 100 miles per hour as the chase continued east on Route 5. Near the Adkins Road intersection, deputies David Hennaman and Floyd Miles Jr. attempted to execute a rolling roadblock, but the pickup driver accelerated, slamming into the rear of both cruisers.
Impact resulted in a crash that temporarily trapped the deputies inside their cruisers. The pickup driver, meanwhile, managed to flee the scene on foot and disappear into nearby woods along Adkins Road. The suspect managed to elude a search of the area by a canine unit and State Police aircraft.
Hennaman’s cruiser was declared a total loss, as was the pickup truck. Neither deputy, however, sustained serious injury. The pickup driver apparently did not escape unscathed. Investigators were able to collect blood samples from inside the vehicle and send the samples off for DNA testing in an effort to identify the suspect.
Tyler said investigators did not have to wait on finding a DNA match. The pickup truck was traced to its Chesterfield County owner who was able to provide investigators with a name.
The grand jury also indicted:
–Michael L. Wallace Jr., 37, of 11805 Conora Lane, Providence Forge, on one count each of cocaine possession, eluding police, and misdemeanor driving under the influence in connection with an incident on March 14;
–Timothea Leresa Seward, 36, of 9611 Kimages Road, Charles City, on one count of grand larceny in connection with the alleged March 25 theft of jewelry belonging to Hortense Jones.