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Man accused of trying to run vehicle off road in Rockingham County, leading deputies on chase over Virginia border

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Rockingham County Sheriff's Office vehicle (WGHP file photo)

Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office vehicle (WGHP file photo)

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (WGHP) — A chase that began in Rockingham County after a domestic incident on Monday night ended in Martinsville, Virginia, according to the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office.

Around 9:15 p.m., deputies were told about a black Ford F-250 trying to run the victim’s vehicle off the road after an argument.

Lt. Kevin Suthard with the RCSO said that the two people involved were previously in a relationship, and a child was in one of the vehicles. No word on which vehicle the child was in.

When an Eden officer tried to stop the vehicles, the F-250 sped up and drove away from the scene.

Rockingham County deputies stopped chasing the vehicle once it crossed state lines.

Virginia State Police arrested Jonathon Carl Jones, 40, of Madison, in Martinsville with the help of the Henry County Sheriff’s Office

He faces the following charges out of Rockingham County: felony fleeing to elude arrest, assault on a female, assault with a deadly weapon (vehicle) with intent to kill and injury to personal property.

He will reportedly be served with the charges when he is extradited back to Rockingham County.

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