Wanted fugitive leads NN Police in pursuit resulting in crash in Hampton

Newport News

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Newport News police said a wanter fugitive led officers on a pursuit in Hampton and ended in a crash Thursday night.

Police said the incident started when they received information there was a fugitive in the 3000 block of Oak Avenue in Newport News.

Officers arrived at the location to see a vehicle leaving.

Then, the vehicle accelerated at a “high rate of speed” away from the officers.

The pursuit led into Hampton and ended with a crash at Armistead Road and LaSalle Avenue.

Police said no police units were involved in the crash.

The man in the vehicle, identified as 33-year-old Randy Lee Yarborough, had felony warrants in Newport News. He was previously accused of abduction, strangulation, malicious wounding, grand larceny, unlawful damage, and unauthorized use, and damaging a mobile phone.

 33-year-old Randy Lee Yarborough (Courtesy – Newport News Police)

Yarborough was taken into custody after the crash. Police say additional charges are still pending regarding the pursuit and the crash.

The investigation is ongoing.

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