Mitchell O’Shea Wilson

An Axton man wanted in Stafford County on seven felony charges, including robbery and abduction, was arrested Tuesday in Henry County after a 14-mile chase.

Mitchell O’Shea Wilson, 46, of 166 Patrick Henry Ave. in Axton has been known to be armed and dangerous, and multiple agencies were searching for him, a release from the Henry County Sheriff’s Office said.

Deputies were assisting the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office, when at 12:34 p.m. they attempted to stop Wilson’s vehicle as it traveled northbound on the U.S. 58/U.S. 220 bypass.

Wilson, the driver, allegedly accelerated, refusing to stop, and officers pursued.

They chased Wilson’s vehicle for 14 miles across William F. Stone Highway, Irisburg Road, Barker Road, Axton Road, and A.L. Philpott Highway, before the vehicle came to a stop at the intersection of AL. Philpott Highway and Old Liberty Drive, the release said. 

Wilson was taken into custody there without further incident.

The release said Wilson was armed with two handguns. There were no injuries or property damage during this pursuit.

Wilson has been charged in Henry County with felony elude law enforcement, felony habitual offender and two counts of possession of a firearm by a violent convicted felon.

He also was served outstanding warrants from Stafford County for robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery, abduction, breaking and entering, grand larceny, grand larceny of a firearm and larceny with the intent to sell.

He is being held in the Henry County Jail without bond.

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