Man who allegedly fled, assaulted Chesterfield officers arrested

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- Police have apprehended a man they call a “known heroin dealer” who fled and assaulted officers when they attempted to arrest him on Wednesday, August 31.

Gary M. Woodson, 27, was arrested without incident Thursday night in the 2400 block of West Main Street in the City of Richmond.

Woodson was taken into custody by Chesterfield County Police and members of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Gary M. Woodson (PHOTO: Richmond Police)

Gary M. Woodson (PHOTO: Richmond Police)

Police said they attempted to take Woodson into custody Wednesday in the 7000 block of Tim Price Way, when Woodson, who was in a vehicle, struck three police vehicles to elude arrest.

Woodson, who was wanted for two counts of sale of a controlled substance (heroin), fled east on Midlothian Turnpike into the City of Richmond.

Chesterfield officer pursued Woodson, but say they terminated the chase when they lost sight of him in the area of Midlothian Turnpike and Rodman Road.

During the pursuit, an unmarked police vehicle struck a community member’s vehicle. No one was injured in the crash.

As a result of Wednesday’s incident, police obtained additional warrants for Woodson for the following charges:

  • Sale of a controlled substance (heroin)
  • Conspiracy to violate the drug control act
  • Maintaining a common nuisance
  • Assault and battery of a police officer
  • Felony hit and run
  • Obstruction of justice
  • Felony eluding police
  • Resisting arrest
  • Driving with a suspended license

Woodson is currently being held at the Richmond City Justice Center.