Two stolen cars and two police chases led to the arrest of a Waynesboro man

AUGUSTA COUNTY — It was a busy night of carjackings and police chases in Augusta County Wednesday, and it ended with an off-duty deputy putting out stop sticks to catch a suspect the next day.

Authorities arrested Albert Cox, 60, of Waynesboro, who was already wanted on charges in Staunton and Chesterfield counties, according to a news release.

The first chase happened Wednesday around 11:30 p.m. on the East Side Highway when a deputy spotted a speeding Ford Explorer and attempted to pull over. According to the report, the driver ignored the deputy’s flashing lights and siren and continued down the Blue Ridge Parkway into Nelson County before heading into Rockbridge County, where the deputy stopped the pursuit.

Two hours later, on Thursday morning, another deputy with the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office found the wreckage of the Ford Explorer involved in the previous pursuit. The vehicle, located at mile marker 216 of Interstate 81, was unoccupied. Authorities determined he was abducted from Chesterfield County.

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