Abingdon Police Department
For Immediate Release
On Monday, November 28, 2016, at approximately 9:30 AM, Abingdon Police Officer J.N. Carty observed a 2005 maroon Mazada 6 speeding in the 800 block of Baugh Lane. As Officer Carty tried to initiate a traffic stop, the vehicle fled onto Thompson Drive in an attempted to elude the officer. The vehicle continued from Thompson Drive to Walden Road then to Old Saltworks Road. The pursuit ended at the intersection of Old Saltworks Road and Northridge Road when the suspect vehicle crashed. The suspect fled on foot and after a brief foot chase, Officer Carty apprehended David D. Wood, 26, of 17524 Bridle Drive, Abingdon.
At approximately 9:42 AM, Abingdon Police officers were dispatched to 373 Morningside Drive Apartment 1 in reference to a malicious wounding incident. Upon arrival, officers found a male victim laying on the floor with multiple stab wounds. The victim, Jack E. Kent, 26, of 373 Morningside Drive, Abingdon, was transported to Johnston Memorial Hospital in serious condition by the Washington County Life Saving Crew.
It was determined that the suspect in the vehicle pursuit, David D. Wood, was the same suspect who was involved in the malicious wounding incident on Morningside Drive.
Wood is currently being held without bond at the Southwest Virginia Regional Jail under the charges of Felony Eluding by Speed, in violation of § 46.2-817 of the Code of Virginia; and Resisting Arrest, in violation of § 18.2-479.1 of the Code of Virginia.
Additional charges in regards to the malicious wounding incident are pending.
Pictured: David D. Wood, 26, of 17524 Bridle Drive, Abingdon