DEVELOPING: Washington Co., Va. deputies searching for suspects, after pursuit


Developing at 10:40 p.m., Thursday:

Washington County, Virginia deputies are searching for three suspects who got away after a pursuit.

Sheriff Fred Newman said deputies tried to stop a vehicle for a routine traffic stop, but the driver sped off. Deputies pursued, chasing the car to the Dollar General at the intersection of Reedy Creek and Benhams Road.

That's where Sheriff Newman said the suspects bailed out and took off on foot. K-9 units are helping in the search. State police, Bristol, Virginia police and a MedFlight helicopter are also assisting to find the suspects.

The sheriff could not provide any more details about the suspects or the situation at the time. Stay with News 5 for the latest update.