VSP release information on 81 to Front Royal chase

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Virginia State Police (VSP) released by email more information on the August 7 chase that ended at Front Royal.

Marguilis T. Boyd of Charlotte North Carolina was the driver of the Ford Taurus involved in the high speed chase.

The 24-year-old Boyd is charged with felony counts of eluding law enforcement in Rockingham, Shenandoah and Warren Counties.

In addition felony charges of assault on law enforcement and hit and run in Warren County are being placed against Boyd.

Boyd was transported to Warren Memorial Hospital for treatment of minor injuries before being transported to the regional jail where he is being held without bond.

The injuries occurred when the Ford Boyd was driving crashed on Route 66 near the Front Royal Walmart.

VSP used a tire deflation device to slow the Ford down before it collided with a Chevrolet Malibu.

After the collision and with deflated tires the Ford continued until it crashed into a VSP cruiser at mile marker 7 on 66 and ended up in the median.

One person remained in the Ford after it stopped and was taken into custody without incident.

Three people ran from the car into the Front Royal Walmart where they were apprehended a short time later.

Two unidentified females from North Carolina were detained and transported to the Hospital for minor injuries.

No charges were filed against the females as they were treated and released.

A 40-year-old unidentified male from Decatur Georgia was transported to the hospital for minor injuries with charges pending.

The officer in the cruiser that was struck was treated for minor injuries at the scene.

Several narcotics and two handguns were recovered at the scene.

One of the handguns was reported stolen out of Richmond Virginia.

The pursuit up Interstate 81 exceeded speeds of 115 miles per hour at times.

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