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Hanover, VA- Just after noon today a Hanover Deputy initiated a traffic stop in the 7200 block of Bell Creek Road for an equipment violation. The driver, identified as Marcus Dennis Wade, 24, of Chesterfield County, was found to be wanted out of Virginia Beach. While the officer was verifying the warrants, the passenger of the vehicle, identified as Krystal Rae Roberts, 21, of Henrico County, switched positions in the vehicle with Wade and was seated in the driver seat. The deputy approached the vehicle on the passenger side to take Wade into custody but Wade refused to exit the vehicle. When the deputy attempted to remove Wade from the vehicle, Roberts rolled the window up on the deputy’s arm and attempted to drive away. The deputy was unable to remove his arm from the vehicle as the vehicle drove away. Ultimately the deputy freed himself from the vehicle as Roberts accelerated away from the scene. A second responding deputy was also assaulted while trying to stop Roberts from fleeing the scene.
Shortly after the vehicle left the scene, deputies located the vehicle and were able to take the two occupants into custody. As a result of the incident, one deputy received minor injuries.
Marcus Dennis Wade has been charged with attempted capital murder, felony assault on law enforcement, driving suspended and numerous traffic violations. Wade is currently being held at Pamunkey Regional Jail in Hanover County.
Krystal Rae Roberts has been charged with attempted capital murder, two counts of felony assault on law enforcement, reckless driving, felony eluding and driving suspended. Roberts is currently being held at Pamunkey Regional Jail in Hanover County.
Anyone with information on this incident is urged to contact the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office at (804) 365-6140 or Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000.