Abingdon Police Department
For Immediate Release
On Friday, December 30, 2016, at approximately 2:30PM, Abingdon Police Officers D.M. Farris and J.N. Carty were on patrol on A Street. Officer Farris spotted a Blue KIA Sedona van with an expired inspection sticker and attempted to initiate a traffic stop on the vehicle. When he activated his blue lights and siren, the vehicle gained speed and proceeded to drive recklessly through the Kings Mountain neighborhood. The driver abruptly stopped the vehicle in the middle of the 300 block of B Street and jumped out, fleeing on foot behind a building. After a brief foot chase, Officers Farris and Carty took Wendy Reynolds, 37, of 1134 West Main Street, Saltville, Virginia, into custody. A search of Reynolds yielded several pills, hypodermic needles, other paraphernalia type items.
Reynolds was arrested and transported to the Southwest Virginia Regional Jail. Officers obtained warrants, charging her with Felony Elude Police, in violation of § 46.2-817 of the Code of Virginia; Driving While Suspended/Revoked 3rd Offense, in violation of § 46.2-301 the Code of Virginia; and Possession of Paraphernalia, in violation of § 54.1-3466 the Code of Virginia. Reynolds was also served an outstanding capias from Washington County, Virginia. Additional charges are pending for the narcotics violations.
Pictured: Wendy Reynolds, 37, of 1134 West Main Street, Saltville, Virginia.