A North Carolina man was charged with attempted capital murder and robbery after state troopers were shot at during a car chase in Rockbridge County on Wednesday.
Dustin Wayne Caudill, 32, of Statesville, was arrested after a brief standoff with officers in Lexington, Virginia State Police Sgt. Rick Garletts said in a statement.
No officers were injured or fired their weapons during the chase, Garletts said.
According to Garletts, about 3:45 p.m., a man in a white Jeep Cherokee and wearing a mask pulled up alongside two people stopped on Interstate 81 at exit 180 in Rockbridge County.
The man brandished a handgun and took a wallet and cellphones, Garletts said. The victim’s vehicle then followed the Jeep.
State police spotted the Jeep on U.S. 60 and tried to stop it, he said. That’s when the Jeep fled and the man fired multiple times.
It wasn’t clear as of Wednesday evening whether any police vehicles were struck by gunfire, according to Garletts.
Troopers used spike strips in Lexington to bring the Jeep to a stop. Its driver was arrested about a half-hour after the robbery, Garletts said.