UPDATE: Washington County, Va. stolen vehicle pursuit leads to 3 arrests


Christopher Shane Delp, George Levi Buckles, and Katelyn Marie Delp.

ABINGDON, Va. (WJHL) — Three people are facing charges after a police chase in Washington County, Virginia.

Sheriff Fred Newman says officers attempted to stop a stolen vehicle that was spotted Monday evening at the Cinemall in Abingdon, but the driver took off along US 58 toward Damascus.

Spike strips were deployed and the vehicle eventually crashed on Rivermont Drive. The driver ran from the scene, leading to an hours-long manhunt.

Newman says the suspect, George Levi Buckles, 29 of Abingdon, was found hiding in a basement at a home on Atlantis Drive. Buckles was charged with felony disregard of law enforcement commands and felony grand larceny of a motor vehicle. He was taken to the Southwest Virginia Regional Jail in Abingdon where he is being held without bond.

Christopher Shane Delp, 40 of Marion, was arrested and charged with misdemeanor obstruction of justice.

Katelyn Marie Delp, 21 of Abingdon, was arrested on an outstanding violation of probation warrant and after investigators found a syringe containing methamphetamine inside a bag that belonged to her. She was charged with felony possession of meth in addition to the outstanding charge.

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