STAFFORD COUNTY, Va. – A man has been arrested after investigators say he tried to run over a Stafford County Sheriff’s deputy with a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed.
Officials say the incident happened around on December 1, at approximately 11:15 p.m., after a deputy responded to a disturbance call in the back parking lot of Cavalier Family Skating Center on Jefferson Davis Highway.
The deputy, identified as Deputy Steven Epple, identified several males standing near a vehicle parked outside of the closed business. Epple asked the men to leave, according to officials.
Deputies say group initially failed to comply with the deputy’s request.
Then, police say one of the males, later identified as Trevon Wilkins, 27, climbed into the driver’s seat of the vehicle.
“Instead of exiting the parking lot, Wilkins pulled up next to another vehicle, stopped and then began driving the vehicle straight toward the deputy at a high rate of speed,” according to a Stafford County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson. “The deputy drew his firearm and shouted for Wilkins to stop, but the driver continued to increase his speed. The vehicle came in close proximity to the deputy who managed to jump out of the path of the vehicle. During this time, the driver’s side window was open. “
Deputy Epple called for backup, then followed Wilkins’ vehicle and initiated a traffic stop.
During the traffic stop, one of the passengers fled into the woods and was not located by law enforcement.
Wilkins was arrested and incarcerated at Rappahannock Regional Jail without bond. He is charged with attempted aggravated malicious wounding of an officer.