HOPEWELL and CHESTER, Va. (WRIC)—A Sunday afternoon police pursuit that began in Hopewell and ended in Chester landed three officers and a suspect in the hospital.
Around 5 p.m. on Oct. 13, Hopewell Police responded to a report of a hit-and-run in the City Point area where the suspect, 31-year-old Jonathan F. Landon of Hopewell, had allegedly rammed his truck into a building and taken off. Police located his vehicle on the 400 block of Appomattox Street.
After intentionally crashing his truck into two police cruisers and attempting to run over a third officer, Landon led police on a pursuit into Chester near Route 10 and Kingston Avenue. The chase ended when the suspect's truck broke down near the McDonald's at 13131 Kingston Ave., where police arrested Landon after shooting him in the arm. He was transported to VCU Medical Center for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
Rita Smith lives next door to Jonathan Landon. She says he had been outside working on his truck all day. Then she saw him pull his pickup truck up to this telephone pole in his yard.
"He pulled up to it real easy like he was trying to push something," she says. "Two seconds later, there was a cop behind him and in front of him and next thing I know, they took off through the yard and up the street."
The three officers who were injured in this incident have been treated and released from John Randolph Medical Center. Their names are not being released at this time.
This isn't Landon's first run in with police. He has a trespassing conviction and a grand larceny charge. He was due in court next month on a DWI charge.
The investigation is ongoing.
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