Virginia State Police arrest man who ran away during traffic stop, allegedly assaulted officer

Posted at 1:39 PM, Jul 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-17 11:32:58-04

GREENSVILLE Co., Va. – State Police announced Wednesday that a man who ran away after a traffic stop was arrested Tuesday night.

Suspect photo provided by WTVR CBS6

Around 9:27 a.m. Tuesday, a Virginia State Trooper attempted to conduct a traffic stop on Interstate 95 at exit 13. The driver, identified as Nestor D. Cardona-Moreno, assaulted the trooper and fled on foot.

After an extensive manhunt, the Virginia State Police canine team located Cardona-Moreno and took him into custody in Greensville County.

Cardona-Moreno was charged with felony obstruction and felony assault of a law enforcement officer, with further charges pending following a Commonwealth case review.

There is no further information at this time.

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