Isle of Wight Co. officials arrest man who assaulted deputy after traffic stop

Posted at 10:03 AM, Dec 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-16 15:27:54-05

ISLE OF WIGHT Co., Va. – Deputies with the Isle of Wight County Sheriff’s Office have arrested the man who fled after a traffic stop late Saturday night.

Jeremiah Corbin

The sheriff’s office says a deputy was conducting a traffic stop on Brewers Neck Road, Route 32, near the Econo Lodge around 11:15 p.m. when he came into contact with the driver and a single passenger. During the encounter, the passenger got out of the vehicle, assaulted the deputy and ran off into the woods.

Law enforcement searched the nearby area but could not find the suspect.

The man was spotted in the area of the hotel around 7:30 a.m. Sunday. The sheriff’s office received a call of a black male coming out of the woods in the general area of the hotel. The suspect matched the description of the person from the night before.

Isle of Wight County K9 units, along with Virginia State Police K9 units and Smithfield Police, conducted an extensive search for the suspect on Sunday.

At 12:15 p.m., 33-year-old Jeremiah Corbin of Hampton was apprehended in a wooded area off of Nike Park Road in Carrollton.

Corbin had outstanding warrants for a probation violation in Newport News and additional warrants from Isle of Wight County. They are:

  • Newport News – Probation violation for possession of cocaine
  • Isle of Wight – Felony assault on law enforcement officer
  • Isle of Wight – Obstruction of justice

After he was arrested, Corbin was taken to Obici Hospital for medical evaluation. He was later booked into Western Tidewater Regional Jail.

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