Man wanted on warrants out of James City County caught in Newport News

Posted at 11:34 AM, Jan 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-27 14:29:00-05

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – A 36-year-old man wanted on a robbery warrant out of James City County was caught Wednesday.

Michael Joevone Vanhook

Michael Joevone Vanhook

Michael Joevone Vanhook was wanted in connection to a robbery in James City County.

On January 22, officers spotted Vanhook as a passenger in a vehicle in the area of Warwick Boulevard. When officers conducted a traffic stop on the car, Vanhook ran from the car. As police started to chase him, they saw him holding the waistband of his pants, and heard a gunshot.

Witnesses told officers that Vanhook had thrown a handgun, which was recovered and appeared to have been fired.

After the incident warrants were obtained for Vanhook in Newport News for for Obstruction, Resisting Arrest, Concealed Carry, Reckless Handling of a Firearm, Discharging a Firearm within 1000 feet of a School and Firearm by Felon.

On January 25, detectives took Vanhook into custody without incident in the 400 block of Savage Drive.

He is scheduled to appear in court for a preliminary hearing on March 23.


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