Wednesday, September 4, 2013
By K.A. WAGONER - Staff Writer
A Rocky Mount man faces several criminal and traffic charges after leading state police on a high speed chase on U.S. 220 early Monday morning.
Rebel Hodges, 26, was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia, attempting to elude police, speeding and driving after his license had been suspended, according to Trooper J.D. Eames with the Virginia State Police.
Hodges was traveling north on U.S. 220 about 5:30 a.m., just north of the Windy Ridge Road (Route 827) intersection, when he was observed by Eames. Hodges' vehicle reached speeds of 100 plus miles an hour during the pursuit, Eames said.
When Hodges attempted to exit off 220 at Doe Run at a high rate of speed, he lost control of the vehicle, Eames said. The car struck the left guard rail.
Hodges jumped out of the vehicle and fled on foot, running across all four lanes of 220 before being caught by Eames.
A large amount of marijuana was found inside his vehicle.
Hodges sustained minor injuries in the crash and was transported to Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital, where he was treated and released, Eames said.