Glass assaults police sergeant

Published 11:52 am Wednesday, May 31, 2017

A 48-year-old Kenbridge man is charged with assaulting a Victoria Police Department sergeant following a hit and run and a vehicle pursuit involving police Thursday evening.

William Elwood Glass reportedly struck a vehicle in Kenbridge, leaving the scene of the incident at approximately 9:20 p.m., according to Victoria Police Chief Keith Phillips.

Victoria Police Sgt. Daniel Medlin was on duty and attempted to stop Glass in the vehicle he was driving, a 2002 blue Chevrolet Blazer, Phillips said.

However, Glass continued driving and Medlin continued his pursuit.

The pursuit continued through Nottoway Falls Road and would soon end on Marshalltown Road, at the intersection of Pleasant Oak Road and Marshalltown Road, Phillips said.

Glass’ vehicle ran off of the road, causing it to flip upside down, Phillips said.

Medlin and a Virginia State Police trooper arrived on the scene and attempted to pull Glass from the vehicle, Phillips said. Glass escaped from the vehicle.

Medlin attempted to take Glass into custody, Phillips said, causing a struggle to ensue. Glass then allegedly assaulted Medlin.

Glass was not in possession of any weapons, Phillips said.

Glass escaped on foot and

was pursued by Virginia State Police, the Lunenburg County Sheriff’s Office, Victoria Police Department and Kenbridge Police Department, Phillips said. Glass would later be discovered Friday evening, Phillips said.

Medlin was transported to the VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital in South Hill on Thursday for minor injuries, Phillips said. He was released that night.

Glass was later found and transported to the Piedmont Regional Jail on May 26 between 5:30 and 6 p.m. less than half of a mile from the scene of the Marshalltown Road incident, Phillips said.

Glass is charged with felony assault of a police officer, felony eluding of police, driving on a suspended driver’s license after a prior DUI conviction, reckless driving by speed, two counts of capias, driving without a safety belt, failure to obey highway signs and failure to drive on the right side of the highway, Phillips said.

He is currently being held without bond and awaiting trial, Phillips said.

Glass was also charged with assault with a victim injured after an altercation on March 11.

Phillips thanked the officers of the Victoria Police Department, the Kenbridge Police Department, Lunenburg County Sheriff’s Office and Virginia State Police for their assistance during the incident.

“I really appreciated all of the help they gave,” Phillips said.

Victoria Police Sgt. Daniel Medlin was assaulted after suspect William Glass overturned this vehicle, police say. The incident allegedly took place Thursday evening on Marshalltown Road.