There are new facts on a manhunt that started in North Carolina and ended in Southwest Virginia Monday night.
We now know the suspect's name and the charges he's facing. Washington County, Virginia Sheriff Fred Newman tells us officers caught James Brandon Smith in Damascus after he escaped from a prisoner transport in Boone, North Carolina.
Officers say Smith was concealing needle-nose pliers when he overpowered an Alexander County, North Carolina sheriff's deputy. Shortly after, a homeowner in the Old Highway 421 area in Boone noticed a Toyota 4-Runner missing and they presumed Smith had stolen the car.
After being spotted in Damascus, officers say Smith led them on a car chase, then crashed and ran away. Law enforcement caught him a short time later.
In North Carolina, he is charged with assault with a deadly weapon on a government official, escaping from a local jail, and larceny of a motor vehicle.
In Virginia, he is charged with felony eluding police, resisting arrest, and hit and run, among other charges.