Authorities continue to search for suspect who started chase that sent Abingdon High School into soft lockdown Friday


Photo: Washington County Virginia Sheriff’s Office

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Va. (WJHL) – The Washington County Virginia Sheriff’s Office is asking for your help to find a suspect that caused a school to go on a soft lockdown on Friday.

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George Allen Russ faces felony charges after deputies learned he was wanted out of Sullivan County and was at Washington County’s probation office.

Once deputies arrived, Russ left in a black Jeep Liberty. The ensuing chase caused Abingdon High School to go into a precautionary soft lockdown.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 276-676-6000.

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