Scott County

Report: Three females in custody after shots fired pursuit in Scott County, Virginia

UPDATE: 11:46 p.m.

The suspects in a Tuesday night police pursuit have been identified by Scott County, Virginia investigators.

Lauren Venable and Autumn Gillis, both of Kingsport, Tennessee, are facing charges of breaking and entering and grand larceny. The third suspect, Elizabeth Lloyd, also of Kingsport, is currently not charged, according to a SCSO spokesperson.

The Virginia State Police could also bring charges in the case following their investigation into shots being fired from the getaway car during the pursuit.

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Three female suspects are in custody following a Scott County, Virginia police chase that included one of the women firing a gun from the getaway car at local and state officers.

A spokesperson for the Scott County Sheriff's Office told News 5 that a Gate City officer was attempting to make a traffic stop on a vehicle in Gate City just before 10:30 p.m. Tuesday when the driver accelerated and fled. The Virginia State Police was also involved trying to apprehend the suspects.

The pursuit extended into the Manville community and concluded when the car came to a stop on a dead end road, the report said. The women ran from the vehicle and one was taken into custody immediately.

The officer reported that a second suspect was found hiding under a house early Wednesday morning and a third was captured in the woods. All three of the women are from Sullivan County, Tennessee.

The incident is still under investigation. The names of the suspects have not yet been released.

 


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