Marshals arrest Virginia man wanted in several jurisdictions

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Posted at 6:03 PM, Feb 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-24 18:03:37-05

PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man wanted in several jurisdictions has been apprehended by authorities after leading them on a chase in which he slowed long enough to hand off a child to their mother.

Petersburg police said in a news release said 31-year-old Tavon Ford was arrested on Wednesday without incident by the U.S Marshals Fugitive Task Force. Ford is jailed without bond and it's not known if he has an attorney.

According to police, officers tried to stop Ford on Feb. 6 when he led them on a chase in which he held a child outside the car window before he slowed down and handed the child to his mother.

According to AP, Ford faces multiple charges in Petersburg, including felony child neglect and felony hit-and-run. He was also wanted in Chesterfield for failure to appear for driving on a suspended license, and in Richmond for probation violation for felony elude and driving on a suspended license.

Authorities in Henrico also wanted Ford for a number of charges including failure to appear for child support, AP reports.