A Maurertown man is wanted by the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office after allegedly eluding police at speeds of over 100 miles per hour on Sunday.
Justin Lee Webster, 36, is accused of getting into an argument with a woman and not letting her leave in the 600 block of Back Road on Sunday, Sgt. Kolter Stroop said by phone Tuesday. Details of the argument were not immediately available.
The woman was able to call police during the incident and as police were responding, just after 3 p.m. Sunday, Webster took off, Stroop said. While police were at the location of the argument, Webster drove back by it and the woman identified him.
Police took off after Webster and found him getting onto Interstate 81 southbound in Toms Brook, Stroop said, noting Webster was driving recklessly, at speeds over 100 miles per hour and onto the shoulder of the highway. The chase was called off.
No property damage or injuries to officers or civilians occurred, Stroop said.
The Sheriff’s Office received an anonymous tip that Webster returned to a previous residence of his in Mount Jackson, but he had left by the time they got there, Stroop said. Police also found the green sedan he was driving in Strasburg, but it was unclear if the car was left there before or after Webster went to Mount Jackson.
The Sheriff’s Office believes Webster is still in the area, Stroop said. They have no information to believe he is armed. He has a record including assault, drug and probation violation charges. He is facing charges of felony abduction, felony eluding, reckless driving and driving on a revoked license in this latest incident.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 540-459-6100.