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    Active Duty Lieutenant Stole Armed Vehicle For Joy Ride – Surrendered to Police

    Updated: June 6, 2018 at 3:35 pm EST  See Comments

    RICHMOND, Va. — A man who fled in a stolen armored personnel vehicle from Virginia State troopers surrendered Tuesday night and is now in police custody, according to Virginia State Police.

    “The driver of the armored personnel carrier had stopped the vehicle and surrendered to Virginia State Police,” said Corrine Geller, Virginia State Police spokesperson. “The vehicle stopped at East Broad Street and 11th Street in the City of Richmond.”

    The suspect was taken into police custody around 9:40 p.m

    he male suspect was Tased after not following troopers commands, according to State Police Sgt. Keeli Hill. Sources said he has been transported to VCU Medical Center with minor injuries.

    Crime insider sources said the suspect, whose name has not been released, is a Virginia Army National Guard Lieutenant and lives in the Fan area of Richmond.

    Sources added the Lieutenant is a commander with an engineering battalion at Fort Pickett.

    CBS 6 senior reporter Wayne Covil reported the suspect stole the military vehicle from Fort Pickett and drove it from Nottoway County to I-85 to I-95 in Richmond.

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