A Pittsylvania County man pleaded guilty to attempted robbery and eluding police on Wednesday.
Justin William Swanson, 29, of Callands was convicted of attempted robbery, felony destruction of property and felony eluding police.
On February 4, Montgomery County deputies responded to a robbery in progress at the Elliston Food Mart in Elliston.
The clerk told police the man starting pushing buttons on the register in an attempt to open it. He left without getting any money and fled in a minivan.
Several state troopers found the minivan and attempted a traffic stop. The driver made no attempt to stop, according to the Commonwealth's Attorney.
The driver sped up to 115 mph, and cut in and out of traffic. According to police, the driver tried to run other cars off of the road.
When the driver was eventually blocked in, he still tried to flee. He hit and damaged two state police cruisers.
No state troopers were injured.
Swanson was identified as the driver. The clerk identified him as the man who attempted to rob the grocery store.
A sentencing hearing has been set for November 12 in the Montgomery County Circuit Court.