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Driver who escaped police on I-95 arrested in Henrico parking lot

George Gentry

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- George Gentry, 32, of North Chesterfield, was arrested Friday near Parham Road in Henrico County.

Police said Gentry was arrested around 1:05 p.m. after officers pinned his vehicle in a parking lot near the intersection of Magellan Parkway and E. Parham Road.

Gentry, who was wanted for Attempted Capital Murder of a Police Officer, was driving a Ford Escape when he escaped police Thursday night after a pursuit along Interstate 95 in Richmond. Gentry, police said, refused to stop when officers tried to pull him over on I-95 south near Exit 73.

"During the course of the pursuit, as it re-entered the city of Richmond, Richmond Police lost sight of the suspect vehicle and the pursuit was discontinued,” a Virginia State Police spokesperson said about Thursday's pursuit.

No one was injured during the pursuit.

The Attempted Capital Murder charge stemmed for an earlier incident in which Gentry allegedly backed his vehicle into a Henrico Police detective attempting to serve him a warrant on Jeff Davis in Richmond.

The officer was hospitalized with serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

"Gentry was targeted by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task force pursuant to multiple felony warrants issued in the counties of Chesterfield (Probation Violation – Robbery, and Grand Larceny, Breaking and Entering, Burglary, Theft of a Firearm), Henrico (Grand Larceny and Breaking and Entering), Augusta (Probation Violation – Prisoner in Possession of Drugs) and the City of Richmond for Attempted Capital Murder of a Police Officer. He was considered to be armed and dangerous," according to a U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task force spokesperson.

Police say Gentry will most likely face additional charges of eluding police.

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