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Providence Forge traffic stop turns into pursuit; suspect arrested by New Kent Sheriff’s Office

By Community Member | June 21, 2020 12:41 pm

A high-speed pursuit that started in Providence Forge has led to the arrest of a Newport News man.

Raymond Grimes, 29, of the 500 block of 13th Street, was arrested on a plethora of charges that stemmed from the June 20 chase.

In a press release from New Kent Sheriff’s Office, around 3:15 p.m. a deputy conducted a traffic stop on the suspect’s vehicle stemming from a moving violation. The driver presented false information to the deputy during the pursuit and began to flee, traveling east on Pocahontas Trail (Route 60). A second New Kent deputy assisted on the chase that continued into James City County.

In the area of Anderson’s Corner, the suspect’s vehicle struck both of the deputies’ vehicles. The suspect fled on foot from his vehicle and was apprehended without further incident. He was taken to a local hospital for further evaluation before being placed in the custody of officers to transfer to Henrico Jail East.

Grimes is charged with felony eluding of police, two counts of assault on a law enforcement officer, possession of marijuana, driving suspended (third or subsequent offense), and misdemeanor/infractions of providing false identification to a law enforcement officer, unauthorized use of an inspection sticker, improper registration, no registration in possession, driving the wrong way on a one-way street, driving with emergency flashers on, and no insurance. He also has additional charges pending in Hampton and Newport News.