Washington County VA

Suspect arrested following manhunt

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Va. - A man who was the subject of a Washington County, Virginia manhunt last night is now in custody.

Sheriff Fred Newman tells us they found Jason Simmons Thursday morning at a home in Glade Spring.

Simmons faces charges of assault on a police officer, resisting arrest and possession of narcotics, after Deputy Steve McVey stopped the vehicle for an equipment violation.

Authorities say Simmons assaulted the deputy and left the scene.

He was also wanted on charges in Wise County, Virginia.

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