Police seek man wanted on abduction, assault, weapons charges

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AMHERST Co., Va. (WDBJ7) -- The Amherst County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public's help locating a man wanted on assault, abduction and weapons charges.

According to a release, the sheriff's office responded around 1:30 a.m. Monday to Smile Gas at 5201 S. Amherst Highway, Madison Heights today at approximately to a call of an assault in progress.

Prior to deputies arriving on scene, male suspect Dustin Phelps who was last seen driving a silver mustang with VA registration “1PAM1” left the scene. Phelps is considered armed and dangerous and is wanted for abduction, possession of firearm by convicted felon, assault and battery and brandishing a firearm, the release stated.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact the Amherst County Sheriff’s Office at (434) 46-9300 or Central Virginia Crimestoppers at (888) 798-5900.