Rocky Mount man arrested on grand larceny, other charges after eluding police

Ricky L. Hughes
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ROCKY MOUNT, Va. (WDBJ7) -- A Rocky Mount man has been charged with grand larceny and drug charges after he was apprehended May 8 by Franklin County Sheriff's Deputies.

Ricky L. Hughes, 32, of Rocky Mount, was arrested on charges of grand larceny (outstanding); possession with Intent to distribute methamphetamine; possession of ammunition by a convicted felon; reckless driving, and a felony charge of eluding law enforcement.

According to a release from the Franklin County Sheriff's Office, a deputy with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office was east bound in Rocky Mount on Tanyard Road on the afternoon of May 8 when he observed Ricky L. Hughes operating a black GMC pickup. Hughes was wanted on an outstanding grand larceny charge out of Franklin County.

As deputies attempted to stop Hughes, he sped into a convenience store parking lot, where he jumped out of the vehicle and ran on foot. Deputies pursued Hughes and were able to take him in to custody following a brief foot pursuit.

Hughes was found to be in possession of a white crystalline substance that field tested positive for methamphetamine.

Hughes is currently being held at the Franklin County Jail without bond, the release stated.