Man arrested after high speed pursuit

Jason Lee Marshall

WOODSTOCK — The Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Morristown, Tennessee,  man on Monday after he led police on a high speed chase through multiple Virginia counties.

Virginia State Police began pursuing Jason Lee Marshall, 31, just after 11 p.m. Sunday on Interstate 81 around the 160-mile marker after they received information that he was driving a stolen vehicle from Tennessee. He was also wanted for questioning in an armed robbery in Tennessee, said Capt. Wes Dellinger of the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office.

Marshall exited Interstate 81 at the 264-mile marker in New Market and continued northbound on U.S. 11, Dellinger said. Marshall was traveling over 90 miles per hour on U.S. 11, a criminal complaint states. Local police deployed stop sticks just south of Woodstock, which Miller hit before stopping in Woodstock shortly after. He peacefully surrendered to police once he came to a stop, the complaint states.

Units from the Rockbridge County Sheriff’s Office, Augusta County Sheriff’s Office, Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office, Mount Jackson Police Department and Woodstock Police Department all responded to the pursuit. An Augusta County deputy’s vehicle struck Marshall at some point during the chase, the criminal complaint alleges, and Marshall continued without stopping.

Dellinger said that he was unsure of exactly how long or far the chase went on, saying that it lasted “a while.”

The Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office charged Marshall with felony eluding police, possessing a stolen vehicle, reckless driving, leaving the scene of an accident and driving without a license. He is being held without bond in Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail as he awaits a bond hearing set for Friday in Shenandoah County General District Court.

Northern Virginia Daily reporter Melissa Topey contributed to this story.

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