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After foot chase, Task Force arrests suspect

SoVaNow.com / November 04, 2019


The Halifax/South Boston Regional Narcotics and Gang Task Force arrested a South Boston man on Thursday after a brief vehicle chase that ended with the suspect attempting to elude officers and K-9 tracking dogs on foot.

Mark William Womack, 41, of Carrington Street, South Boston was taken into custody Oct. 31 and transported to Blue Ridge Regional Jail in Halifax. Womack was charged with reckless driving, driving on a suspended or revoked license, felony eluding, obstruction of justice and assault on a law enforcement officer, a felony offense. Womack was held without bail.

According to Sheriff Fred Clark, Womack was arrested after a short vehicle pursuit. When his vehicle became disabled down a private driveway off Oak Level Road, Halifax, Womack attempted to flee on foot, according to authorities.

Members of the Task Force, a Sheriff’s Office tracking K-9 and handler were able to locate Womack in a wooded area near the vehicle. After a foot pursuit Womack was taken into custody.

Members of the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office and Virginia State Police assisted with the incident. The Halifax/South Boston Regional Narcotic & Gang Task Force consists of members of the Virginia State Police, South Boston Police Department and the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office.

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