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VSP investigate an Augusta County Sheriff’s Deputy

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The Virginia State Police (VSP) announced the opening of an investigation on an Augusta County Sheriff’s Deputy after a September 29 high speed chase and apprehension.

VSP opened the investigation after the arrest and hospitalization of the driver Adam Ryan Martin.

Martin suffered injuries during the arrest and a warrant was issued by state police for the arrest of Augusta County Sheriff’s Deputy Sergeant William Mikolay.

Mikolay is charged with felony malicious wounding and misdemeanor assault and battery in the arrest of Martin.

Mikolay has been released on a $5,000 unsecured bond and has been placed on administrative leave.

The investigation is being conducted by VSP under the direction of the Albemarle County Commonwealth Attorney with a court date pending.

After the high-speed chase and foot pursuit by officers Martin appeared to turn in a fighting stance and a physical altercation between, he and the deputy ensued.

The 30-year-old Matin was wanted on several charges in other jurisdictions before his arrest.

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