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PCSO make an arrest in abduction case after chase

The Page County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) report being notified that two children were missing and possibly abducted September 8.

During the investigation it was discovered that a court order had already awarded custody of the children to the father.

Authorities worked the notification as a missing persons case after learning of the possible custody dispute.

Virginia State Police (VSP) were then notified, and an Amber Alert was issued for the two children and abductor.

Information came back to authorities that the suspect’s vehicle was spotted in Rappahannock County and possibly heading back to Page County.

Page County Deputies dis spot the vehicle on Route 211 east of Luray and attempted a stop.

The suspect refused to stop and in the process ran into and struck two Sheriff’s Office vehicles and continued down 211.

Once at the intersection of Cave Hill and 211 the driver struck a third Sheriff’s vehicle and stopped.

Francesca Yolanda Long of Luray was taken into custody and charged with 2 counts of child endangerment, felony eluding and assault on Law Enforcement.

The 41-year-old Luray woman also faces 2 counts of abduction one count of disobeying a court order and felony property damage with additional charges pending.

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