UPDATE: North Carolina man facing attempted murder charges arrested in Bland County
Schools were placed on lockdown, and residents were told to shelter in place Thurs. morning.
BLAND COUNTY, Va. (WVVA) - UPDATE 10:10 a.m., Friday - WVVA has obtained Brandon A. Amos-Dixon’s mugshot from New River Valley Regional Jail.
UPDATE 3:45 p.m. - Brandon A. Amos-Dixon, 25, was on the run after shooting his fiancé at a residence in Spring Lake, N.C., Wednesday evening, according to the Harnett County Sheriff’s Office in N.C.
Chelsea Ling Chung, 29, told police that Amos-Dixon shot her in her vehicle. Her child that was in the car with her at the time of the shooting and also received superficial injuries.
The investigation has revealed Amos-Dixon fired multiple rounds into the vehicle that Ling Chung and her child occupied as they attempted to leave the residence.
Ling Chung was transported to a local hospital where she remains in stable condition.
Amos-Dixon is facing charges of two counts of attempted murder, 10 counts of shooting into an occupied vehicle and two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.
UPDATE 1:52 p.m. - Police have identified the man that was arrested Thursday morning in Bland County.
Brandon A. Amos-Dixon, 25, from Spring Lake, N.C. was arrested Thursday morning and charged with multiple felonies.
Amos-Dixon is being held without bond at the New River Valley Regional Jail.
UPDATE 12:30 p.m. - A homicide suspect, who was wanted from North Carolina, has been taken into custody. The suspect is being transported to jail by the Bland County Sheriff’s Office., according to Virginia State Police (VSP).
The incident happened just before 6 a.m. Thurs. morning. According to VSP, the Bland County Sheriff’s Office and VSP were notified that a homicide suspect was in Bland County. Officers found him parked at rest area on I-77 North in Bland County. He was in a pickup truck. He sped away when troopers and a deputy approached the vehicle.
He continued driving on I-77 North. The suspect hit a state police vehicle. Then, he exited I-77 at Exit 64 (Rocky Gap) and continued driving west on Route 61. According to VSP, the suspect crashed in the 1000 block of Clear Fork Creek Rd. The suspect exited the truck and fled on foot.
A search perimeter was set up. Residents in the area were advised that there was a shelter in place. They were told to call 911 if they saw anyone suspicious.
The suspect was found near Laurel Fork Rd. in Bland County. Right now, VSP has not released the name of the suspect.
This is a developing story. WVVA will update you as we learn more.
The Bland County Sheriff’s Office and Virginia State Police are currently searching for a suspect who is on foot following a pursuit resulting in a vehicle accident.
According to the BCSO Facebook page, the suspect is a black male approximately 5′11″ and weighs about 175lbs.
Residents in the Clear Fork area are urged to not approach the suspect and that he is considered armed and dangerous.
Bland County schools are on lockdown at this time.
We will continue to bring updates as we receive them.
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