Nelson County deputy injured; man charged with attempted murder after car chase

Credit: Albemarle/Charlottesville Regional Jail
Credit: Albemarle/Charlottesville Regional Jail(Credit: Albemarle/Charlottesville Regional Jail)
Published: Feb. 5, 2023 at 10:46 AM EST
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NELSON COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - UPDATE: Both the deputy and suspect have been treated and released from the hospital, according to the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office.

EARLIER STORY: A Nelson County deputy is recovering from injuries after a pursuit Saturday night.

The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office says a deputy was conducting surveillance on criminal activity in Afton when the deputy attempted to stop the driver of a Hyundai Azera.

The driver of that car rammed a sheriff’s office vehicle after the deputy initiated the traffic stop on Mill Lane around 10:25 p.m., according to the sheriff’s office. After a pursuit with the assistance of Virginia State Police, the driver crashed the car. which deputies say was stolen from the Lynchburg area.

Police arrested 39-year-old Thomas Wayne Board, Jr. of Madison Heights.

The deputy who was rammed and Board were taken to a hospital.

Board is facing a number of charges including attempted second degree murder, felony hit and run and felony receiving stolen goods.