Pursuit of stolen vehicle ends at Newport News Wal-Mart

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — A police pursuit ended at a Wal-Mart in Newport News on Friday night.

Virginia State Police say around 9:37 p.m, Newport News police officers were following a 2015 Ford Expedition, which was known to be stolen. Newport News police requested assistance from state police in stopping the vehicle. Troopers spotted the vehicle on I-64 west near Jefferson Avenue.

A short pursuit ensued and the driver of the vehicle went to the Wal-Mart at 12401 Jefferson Avenue. State police say the driver, 20-year-old Oliver Copeland abandoned the vehicle and tried to run, but was apprehended. State Police charged Copeland with felony eluding, felony possession of stolen property, driving while suspended, possession of marijuana, and reckless driving.

No one was injured and there was no damage to any vehicles.

Copeland is being held in Newport News Jail without bond.

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