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Kingsport man charged after crash involving VA State Police

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SCOTT COUNTY, VA (WJHL) -

UPDATE 4/11:

Jason Byrns is due back in court Thursday morning, that's according to officials at the Duffield Regional Jail.

The records department at the jail confirms Byrns faces charges of attempted capital murder, eluding police, and six drug charges.

News Channel 11 has a crew headed to court in Scott County for Byrns' latest hearing.

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A Kingsport man appeared in court Wednesday on an attempted murder charge after Virginia State Police said he tried to evade the law.

Two Virginia State Police troopers are still recovering after they were injured in Tuesday afternoon's pursuit in Scott County, VA.

Officials told News Channel 11 Senior Trooper J.C. Lawson remains in serious condition at Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, TN.  
Virginia Senior Trooper Brian Hubbard was treated and released from the hospital.

Authorities say the chase began around 1:20 Tuesday afternoon near the intersection of Route 704 and Route 903 when a 2005 Kia Sedona, driven by Jason Byrns, attempted to avoid a law enforcement checking detail in Weber City.

The chase continued on through Gate City and onto Daniel Boone Highway when the suspect's vehicle was forced to stop at a gated dead end.

Authorities say as Sr. Trooper Lawson and a Scott County Sheriff's deputy pulled in behind the suspect, the suspect backed into both patrol cars and drove back onto Route 870 – striking two more law enforcement vehicles. With Trooper Lawson in pursuit, the Byrns continued to travel on Route 870 and rammed the trooper's car – causing it to go off the left side of the road where it struck a parked, heavy duty pickup truck head-on.

Byrns, 33,  and his Kia Sedona crashed moments later and landed in a creek. He was taken into custody and charged with attempted capital murder of police officer and one felony count eluding police. He is currently being held at the Duffield Regional Jail.

During the chase Senior Trooper Hubbard, 48, was involved in a separate crash on Route 870. His patrol car ran off the right side of the road, went onto an embankment and struck a bridge – landing in a creek, according to VSP.

Both troopers who were injured in the pursuit were assigned to Scott County, VA.

No word yet on Byrns' next court date.

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