VSP identify suspect who fled scene after failing to stop

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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — A suspect is in custody after leading the Virginia State Police on a chase after failing to stop for a traffic violation.

Police have arrested and charged 25 years-old Tyquane M. Lynch of Richmond, with defective equipment, drive while suspended, felony eluding police, brandishing a firearm, hit and run and obstruction of justice.

Virginia State Police say that the situation began in the area of Columbia and Harwood streets in Richmond after a vehicle failed to stop for troopers for a traffic violation around 1:47 p.m. Monday. When the trooper initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle, the driver refused to stop and fled a short distance before running off the road and striking a building.

The driver then exited the vehicle, pointed a gun at the Trooper and fled on foot. There was no exchange of gunfire and no one is injured. State Police and Richmond Police searched the area for the suspect with the assistance of the State Police Aviation Unit.Click here to check on crime in your area.Find 8News on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram; send your news tips to iReport8@wric.com.

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