Abingdon Police Department
For Immediate Release
On Wednesday, May 18th, 2016, at approximately 9:28 PM, Abingdon police were dispatched to the 600 block of West Main Street (Walgreen’s area) in reference to a wanted person. Upon arrival, officers searched the area and encountered a subject matching the description. The man identified himself as Randall L. Wilson, 29, of 724 Apple Valley Road, Marion, Virginia. As officers attempted to place Wilson under arrest, he resisted, striking the officer, and knocking him to the ground. Wilson fled the scene on foot, as the officer chased him east in the 600 block of West Main Street. He jumped several fences and crossed the railroad tracks to the Colonial Road area. After a brief search, officers encountered Wilson hiding in brush next to a spring house. He was taken in to custody without further incident, and transported to Southwest Virginia Regional Jail. He is being held without bond.
Randall L. Wilson, 29, of Marion, Virginia, was served with the two capiases from Washington County and Smyth County, Virginia. He was also charged with Obstructing Justice, in violation of § 18.2-460 of the code of Virginia; Assault on a Police Officer, in violation of § 18.2-57; and Escape from Custody, in violation of § 18.2-479.
*Pictured: Randall L. Wilson, 29, of of 724 Apple Valley Road, Marion, Virginia.