YORK COUNTY — Virginia State Police (VSP) have completed the investigation of a hit and run traffic crash that resulted in the arrest of a wanted suspect.
On Sept. 19 at approximately 1:22 p.m., VSP responded to a hit and run traffic crash on I-64 in the westbound lanes, where witnesses reported that a shirtless male driver, and sole occupant of the vehicle that had crashed, was seen fleeing the scene.
Upon police arrival, a 2014 Chevrolet Impala was found to be abandoned and blocking the left lane of travel.
The owner of the vehicle, 30-year-old Robert Lee Manny, had a previous history of running from Hampton Police Department and York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office (YPSO) in the same 2014 Impala in previous traffic incidents.
VSP said that Manny was wanted on multiple drug and violent offenses, and had previous violent tendencies.
While checking the area, state police made contact with a male who matched Manny’s description. When the trooper approached the suspect and called him by name, the subject fled on foot into the heavily wooded area near the crash location.
After an extensive track and foot pursuit by VSP’s K-9 unit. Manny, of Hampton, was located in the backyard of a residence on Stuarts Circle in York County.
Manny was taken into custody by VSP with the assistance of the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office (YPSO).
Prior to his arrest, Manny had attempted to carjack a Stuart Circle resident, also destroying the same resident’s fence in an escape attempt.
Manny was served with outstanding warrants out of Hopewell, Newport News and the city of Hampton. Warrants were served on Manny for driving while revoked, hit and run, expired registration, no insurance, expired inspection, reckless driving, fleeing from law enforcement, destruction of property, attempted carjacking, and petit larceny.
Manny is currently being held without bond at the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail while awaiting trial.