The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office is on the lookout for a Winchester man involved in a police pursuit and crash in western Loudoun yesterday afternoon.
According to the incident report, a deputy attempted to stop a speeding vehicle on the Rt. 7 Bypass near Bell Road around 6:15 p.m. The driver appeared to be pulling over, but then sped away, exiting on Rt. 287 at Purcellville and heading north.
The driver forced another vehicle off the road and into a ditch before crashing near Baker Mill Road.
There were five people in the suspect vehicle. Four fled on foot and one was arrested at the scene. Deputies called to the scene apprehended three of them, including a 17-year-old from Sterling was wanted on a detention order. He was taken to the Loudoun County Juvenile Detention Center.
The search continued for the driver using helicopters from the Maryland State Police and the Virginia State Police and tracking dogs from the sheriff's office and Leesburg Police Department.
A firearm was located inside the vehicle deputies were told the driver had brandished the firearm at one of the occupants during the pursuit.
The driver was not found yesterday. He has been identified as Darryl S. Jackson, 21, of Winchester. He faces charges of felony eluding, felony hit and run, reckless driving, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, brandishing a firearm and driving on a revoked license.
Anyone who knows Jackson’s whereabouts is urged to immediately contact the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office at 703-777-1021.