Deputy shoved down embankment during manhunt

POSTED: 6:50 PM Dec 24 2013   UPDATED: 8:29 PM Dec 04 2013
Jason Simmons

UPDATE 12/5/13: Jason Simmons was captured Thursday morning. Click here for more information.


Washington County, Virginia Sheriff Fred Newman says deputies are trying to find a man wanted in Wise County for failure to appear.

Investigators say Jason Simmons was the passenger in a car when deputies stopped the driver off Virginia Route 91 and Crescent Drive around 9 o'clock Wednesday night. They say Simmons shoved a deputy down an embankment and took off.

Sheriff Newman says Simmons is a Washington county resident.

Right now they are working on warrants to catch Simmons at his home.

When they catch him Newman told News 5 he'll be charged with assaulting a police officer, resisting arrest and possession of narcotics because they found a crack pipe under his seat in the car.