Two people arrested after vehicle chase in Montgomery County

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MONTGOMERY CO., Va. (WDBJ7) -- Two people have been arrested after a vehicle chase in Montgomery County Friday.

According to Virginia State Police, a trooper attempted to stop a 1989 Honda Prelude for driving with an expired inspection sticker as the vehicle was driving on Plantation Road in Blacksburg at around 1:29 p.m. Friday.

Police say the driver of the vehicle sped away from the trooper as the trooper was trying to initiate the traffic stop. The trooper chased the vehicle in his car and during the pursuit, police say the driver of the vehicle exited the vehicle and ran away into a corn field that was nearby. The trooper was able to arrest the passenger of the vehicle at the scene.

The trooper enlisted the help of other officers from Virginia State Police, the Blacksburg Police Department, the Virginia Tech Police Department, and the Christiansburg Police Department to locate the driver who ran away from the scene. Police were able to find and arrest the driver with the use of K-9s, according to Virginia State Police.

Police say the driver, Richard Wayne Shelor, 29, of Roanoke has an "extensive felony criminal history, as well as an extensive driving history." Shelor was also driving while his license was revoked, police said.

According to Virginia State Police, charges are pending for both Shelor and the passenger of the vehicle.

Police are still investigating this incident.