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Maryland fugitive arrested after pursuit through Amherst, Nelson County



Authorities have arrested a man wanted on fugitive warrants out of Maryland last Saturday in Nelson County.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, at 5:38 p.m., a deputy attempted to stop an SUV for speeding on Rt. 29 on the north end of Amherst County. The vehicle initially stopped but sped away as the deputy approached the vehicle.

Deputies then pursued the vehicle into Nelson County where the suspect vehicle was stopped in the area of the Nelson County High School with the assistance of the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office.

The driver, identified as Brandon R. Nolley, of Cheverly, Md. was arrested on fugitive warrants out of Maryland and charged with:

  • Reckless driving
  • Driving without a valid operator’s license
  • Felony eluding
  • Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle
  • Felony hit and run for intentionally striking a police vehicle during a pursuit

There were no reported injuries with this incident.

Nolley is currently being held without bond at the Blue Ridge Regional Jail.

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