UPDATE @ 3:49PM
Roanoke Police officers were dispatched around 10:45 a.m. this morning to the Town Square Shopping Center on a shoplifting call. The responding officer was able to locate the suspects and identify them as Fuquan Goode, 28, of Bedford and Breana Stout, 18, of Roanoke and a juvenile male.
As the officer attempted to arrest Goode, the juvenile suspect assaulted her. The three suspects then fled to a vehicle in the parking lot. The officer attempted to stop and arrest the suspects again when Goode pushed her to the ground, assaulted her again, ad then attempted to run over her with the vehicle. The vehicle then fled the scene and other responding officers started a pursuit. The officer who was assaulted was not seriously injured.
The police pursuit ended when the suspects' vehicle headed into Roanoke County's jurisdiction. At that time, the Virginia State Police took over and arrested the suspects.
Goode is facing charged of obtaining merchandise under false pretenses, petty larceny, assault and battery, attempted aggravated assault on law enforcement, assault and battery on law enforcement, fleeing from law enforcement and felony eluding. Stout is facing grand larceny charges. The male juvenile is facing charges of assault on law enforcement, felony obstruction of justice with force and petty larceny.
A police chase in Roanoke has resulted in a car crash and the driver has been arrested.
The chase began on Peters Creek Road and ended on Challenger Avenue when the driver lost control of the car.
Virginia State Police report that there was a foot chase after the car crashed and the driver, Antonio Goode, has been arrested. Two other occupants were in the car but were not taken into custody.
This incident is still under investigation. Check back for updates.
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