A Danville man is in custody after allegedly leading police officers on a foot chase near Walmart on Friday.
About 4:50 p.m. Friday, an off-duty Danville police officer saw Donavan W. Sheron, 22, at the Walmart and knew he was wanted for an outstanding criminal mischief warrant, said Police Chief Tony Gray. The officer identified himself to the suspect, who allegedly ran through the Walmart parking lot toward Popplewell Lane.
Danville and Boyle County authorities pursued Sheron on foot for a few minutes and then arrested him without incident.
“This was a very brief situation and fortunately no one was hurt,” Gray said.
Sheron’s third-degree criminal mischief warrant stemmed from a recent incident during which he allegedly vandalized another person’s vehicle, according to Gray. As a result of Friday’s foot chase, Sheron now is also charged with first-degree fleeing or evading police.
The penalty for a third-degree criminal mischief conviction is 90 days in jail and/or a fine of up to $250. Fleeing or evading police, a class D felony, carries a possible one-to-five year prison sentence and a fine of up to $10,000.
As of Saturday evening, Sheron was being held without bond in Boyle County Detention Center pending an arraignment.