Police Arrest Man For Breaking & Entering and High Speed Chase

The Botetourt County Sheriff's Office said they've arrested a man on several charges, including breaking and entering, after he lead police on a chase that ended with a crash in Roanoke today.

Authorities say the 911 center got a call around 9:26 a.m. from a person the 6800 block of Roanoke Road about their neighbor knocking on their door, yelling to call police. 

The neighbor also said that a man had broken into their house and fled the scene in a Ford Explorer, headed south on Route 220 near Daleville. 

Deputies were dispatched tot he scene and were told to be on the lookout for the suspect vehicle, which was seen going south on I-81 at exit 150.

Two deputies then started following the vehicle when it started to accelerate down I-81 at a high rate of speed while other units from nearby agencies also responded to the area.

They said the suspect then got off at exit 146 and then reentered I-81 continuing southbound.

Deputies pursued the vehicle southbound until the suspect made a rapid exit onto I-581.

The sheriff's office said deputies lost sight of the vehicle, but continued on I-581 to try and locate it.

After a short time, deputies pulled to the side near Orange Avenue and turned off their emergency equipment while notifying the dispatch center of their location, which was around 9:42 a.m.

Around the same time, Roanoke County got information about a vehicle that had possibly flipped while getting off southbound I-81 at the Peters Creek Road exit.

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