‘Armed and dangerous’ man who shot at deputy kills himself in the attic of …

8 Dec 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Authorities search for man accused of shooting at deputy.

An “armed and dangerous” fugitive who shot at a sheriff’s deputy during a traffic stop killed himself in the attic of a church in western Virginia days later, police said. Federal, state and local law enforcement tracked William Evan Hall, 35, to Redeeming Life Ministries in rural Rockbridge County Monday after Hall fired at least twice on the deputy and sped away early Saturday, police told The News-Gazette of Lexington. Hall didn’t hit the Rockbridge County deputy who pulled him over for speeding, but authorities say he escaped from a chase and stole clothing and a gun from a nearby home Saturday morning, according to the Virginia State Police. Hall, described as a 6-foot-1, 175-pound white male with a muscular build, buzz cut, and lots of tattoos, was wanted on five felony charges, according to sheriff’s office.

If you see or hear anything suspicious, please call 911.” Hall, 35, was described as six-foot tall, 175 pound white man with brown eyes and black hair. State police said shortly after midnight Saturday morning, a Rockbridge County Sheriff’s Deputy attempted to stop a vehicle for speeding on Route 60.

Both Buena Vista and Rockbridge County Public Schools called off classes Monday due to the missing fugitive in the area about 130 miles west of Richmond. Hall is a wanted for Attempted Capital Murder, Use a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Shooting at a Law Enforcement Vehicle and Eluding a Law Enforcement Officer.

During the course of the investigation, Rockbridge County deputies responded to a call of a break-in at a residence in the 100 block of Bennetts Run Road that occurred at approximately 6:45 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 5.

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