According to the Scott County Sheriff’s Office, on Wednesday police were notified of a suspicious vehicle and person along Double Ford Road in the Duffield community. Responding deputies spotted a small pickup stuck in the creek, with a man standing on the other side of the water.
Officers crossed the creek to speak with the suspect, identifying him as John David Sexton. When a check of his information revealed felony warrants in Oregon, Sexton allegedly darted into the woods.
Following a foot pursuit, Sexton, of Cave Junction, Ore., was apprehended without further incident. His alleged crimes in Oregon include attempted murder and unlawful use of a firearm.
Sexton is being held in the Southwest Virginia Regional Jail in Duffield. He is awaiting extradition back to Oregon, where authorities have a preset bond of $500,000. Charges are also pending against him in Scott County.