Virginia Beach Police charge two men after standoff, traffic stop

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — After fleeing the scene of a traffic stop and a gun allegedly being pulled on officers of the Virginia Beach Police Department, two men were in custody after a standoff with police at a residence in the city.

According to the VBPD, officers stopped a man in a car with license plates that did not belong on the vehicle at Lynnhaven Parkway and S. Independence around 10:20 a.m. in February. This is when the man got out of the car, and after running from the officers for a short period of time, hopped on the back of a motorcycle that drove up to him.

VBPD says this is when the motorcyclist pulled a gun out and gave commands toward the officers before fleeing the scene with the other man on the back of it. The two men also passed additional units who were responding to the incident when they fled.

After the men fled the scene, officers tracked the two to a residence in the area of Scarborough Square. This is when VBPD says one of the men surrendered to them around 12:30 p.m., while the other surrendered to them around 2 p.m.

On February 12 officials released the charges and names of the suspects.

42-year-old Christopher J C Daniel St. Clair has been charged with Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer, Brandishing a Firearm and Felony Eluding.

23-year-old Elijah Frederick Clark has been charged with Possession of Methamphetamine, Felony Eluding, Reckless Driving as well as several traffic infractions.

On July 9, Clark plead guilty to Possession of Schedule I/II Drug, Eluding Police, and Reckless Driving. His sentencing is set for September 24.

In May Clair’s Felony Eluding charge was dismissed, Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer charge was certified to a grand jury and he was found guilty for Brandishing a Firearm and was sentenced to 90 days behind bars.

Clark’s Possession of Methamphetamine and Felony Eluding charges were certified to a grand jury and his Reckless Driving charge was certified as a misdemeanor. All his remaining charges were nolle prossed.

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