Vehicle pursuit in Front Royal lead to charges

Tyrik Simmons

Warren County Sheriff’s Office deputies were involved in a vehicle pursuit early Wednesday morning in which the driver escaped but two passengers were arrested and charged after their vehicle crashed.

Deputies at 2:37 a.m. Wednesday received a 911 call reporting a larceny that had just occurred at the Walmart at 10 Riverton Commons Drive, Front Royal. The caller stated three men were leaving in a silver-colored SUV.

Deputies were already in the area and spotted the vehicle at a nearby roundabout. When they attempted to pull the vehicle over, however, the SUV did not stop. A vehicle pursuit began and continued onto U.S. 340-522 south toward Front Royal. The driver of the SUV crashed the vehicle into a fence at Randolph Macon Academy at Kendrick Lane and North Shenandoah Avenue, said Capt. Josh Seal. All three people ran from the vehicle.

Seal did not know what speeds the pursuit reached, adding that vehicles were traveling at various speeds. Areas of the pursuit are zoned at 25 mph.

Deputies were able to capture and arrest passengers Jimmy Clark, 18, of Manassas, and Tyrik D’Andre Simmons, 19, of Madison Heights. Deputies are still attempting to identify and locate the driver.

Jimmy Clark

Clark was charged with possession of stolen property.

Deputies charged Simmons with petit larceny, false identification to law enforcement and possession of stolen property. Deputies found that Simmons is wanted in Prince William County for conspiracy to commit larceny, shoplifting and possession of burglary tools, according to a prepared statement from the department.

Both men as of Tuesday evening remained at the Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail.

Anyone with information is asked to call Seal at 540-635-4128.