Fugitive with warrants out of Newport News leads police on chase into Hampton

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Posted at 8:46 PM, Jun 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-28 11:32:47-04

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - A fugitive with felony warrants out of Newport News led police on a chase into Hampton that ended in a crash Thursday night.

Around 7:38 p.m., Newport News Police were notified about a fugitive in the 3000 block of Oak Avenue. When officers arrived on scene, they saw a vehicle leaving the area.

Police say at some point, the driver of the vehicle sped away from the officers.

The driver led them on a chase into Hampton and caused a crash at Armistead Avenue and LaSalle Avenue. No police units were involved in the crash.

Officials say the driver of the vehicle, 33-year-old Randy Lee Yarborough, had felony warrants out of Newport News. He was taken into custody after the crash.

He had pre-existing outstanding warrants for Abduction, Strangulation, Malicious Wounding, Unauthorized Use, Grand Larceny, Unlawful Damage, and Injure/Tap Phone/Obstruct Message.

Police say additional warrants are pending in reference to the pursuit and vehicle accident in Hampton

The investigation remains ongoing.

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