Nelson County, VA
Press release verbatim from Sheriff David Hill’s Office:
During the early morning hours of 3/21/18 the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office apprehended a wanted felon being sought for a string of burglaries in Central Virginia. Deputies with the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office came into contact with Samuel Isaac Hunter, W/M age 38 of Roseland Virginia, in the 3000 block of Lowesville Road in the Piney River area. Hunter attempted to conceal his identity by providing false information to law enforcement. Deputies were able to identify Hunter as being a suspect wanted on several charges relating to burglary and larceny in Nelson, Amherst and Bedford Counties. When deputies attempted to arrest Hunter, a short foot chase ensued. Hunter jumped into the river while attempting to escape custody. Deputies were able to arrest Hunter in the area of the Piney River Moose Lodge.
Hunter was transported to the Lynchburg ER as a precautionary measure for minor injuries relating to exposure to the cold. Deputies obtained warrants for Fleeing from Law Enforcement and Assuming a False ID. Additional charges are possible pending further investigation.
These warrants along with other outstanding arrest warrants were later served by Lynchburg Police Department at the hospital. No further information is being released at this time.