Abingdon Police Department
For Immediate Release
On Monday, August 3rd, 2015, officers from the Abingdon Police Department were dispatched to Wells Fargo Bank at 332 Cummings Street in reference to a wanted suspect inside the bank. Officers confirmed that the suspect, Jayson E. Elam, 36, of 18499 Ambler Way, Abingdon, Virginia, was wanted on a capias for failure to appear on a previous felonious assault charge. Upon being confronted by officers, Elam ran from the bank, but was apprehended by additional officers waiting in the parking lot. A search subsequent to his arrest uncovered a small plastic bag containing a white crystal substance, consistent with methamphetamine, on Elam’s person.
The capais was served and additional charges were obtained for Possession of methamphetamine, in violation of § 18.2-250 of the Code of Virginia; Obstructing Justice, in violation of § 18.2-460 of the code of Virginia; and Resisting Arrest, in violation of § 18.2-479.1 of the code of Virginia. Elam is being held in the Southwest Virginia Regional Jail without bond.
Pictured: Jayson E. Elam, 36, of 18499 Ambler Way, Abingdon, Virginia.