Two arrested after fleeing crash scene in Southampton Co.

Posted at 11:28 AM, Apr 14, 2014
and last updated 2014-04-14 11:28:28-04

Two people were arrested in Courtland Saturday afternoon after fleeing from the scene of a vehicle crash they had been involved in.

According to the Southampton County Sheriff’s Office, a caller notified dispatch just before 8:00 a.m. that there had been a vehicle crash on Southampton parkway near Medicine Springs Road. The caller said she stopped to check on the occupants and they had asked her for a ride away from the scene.

The caller refused to give the occupants a ride so the man and woman ran away from the crash towards the woods.

Southampton County deputies and K9s, along with the Virginia State Police, began searching for the individuals. At 12:16 p.m., they received a phone call from Bryant’s Baptist Church stating they believed the woman was at the church.

The woman, Ashlee A. Talton, 26, was taken into custody several minutes later.

Just before 12:30 p.m. , the male suspect was spotted in a field. Tarson Hodge, 27, was taken into custody after a short chase.

Ashlee Talton was charged with Obstruction of Justice and released. Tarson Hodge was charged with Reckless Driving, Hit and Run, Suspended Operators License. Hodge also was wanted by Newport News for Fraudulent Conversion of Property. Hodge has a $2500 bond on Southampton charges and No bond on Newport News charges and is being held in the Southampton County Jail.