January 4, 2016
The Waynesboro Police Department arrested a city man on January 2, 2016 after a 112 mile long vehicle pursuit. An officer attempted a routine traffic stop for a reckless driving at 3:01 PM on a 2001 Pontiac Sunfire on South Delphine Avenue near the I 64 interchange. The subject, a white male, lead law enforcement officers from Waynesboro, Augusta County Sheriff’s Office, Virginia State Police, and U.S. Forest Service Rangers on an hour’s long pursuit that ended approximately 4:00 PM near the Blue Ridge Parkway. Subject fled on foot after crashing his car into a boulder. He was taken into custody near Mountain View Drive is identified Sherman Charles Layne, 38 years old, of Waynesboro.
Layne was transported from the scene to the Waynesboro Police Department where he was seen by the Waynesboro First Aid Crew after going unresponsive in the police car. He was then immediately transported to Augusta Health Emergency Department for methamphetamine ingestion. At Augusta Health, officers served three warrants on him for his Waynesboro offenses. Those charges are Eluding (f), Driving on a Revoked License (m) and Reckless Driving (m). Waynesboro Police officers stood guard over Layne at Augusta Health until his discharge on January 4, 2016 at 11:00 AM.
He is Middle River Regional Jail without bond. Additional charges from other participating law enforcement agencies are pending.