Person In Custody After Police Pursuit

The Lynchburg Police Department has a suspect in custody after a vehicle pursuit through the city of Lynchburg and Bedford County.

On September 24, 2019 at 11:20 a.m., officers located the suspect vehicle of wanted subject Clifton Lamont Irving and attempted a vehicle stop near Caroline Street and Smyth Street. Irving fled from police and led them on a vehicle chase through the city and into Bedford County. He eventually left his vehicle and fled on foot in the 2500-block of Hooper Road. Officers and Bedford County Sheriff’s Office deputies tracked Irving down and took him into custody in Ivy Creek behind Riley Run Road at 12:28 p.m.

Irving also led officers on a vehicle pursuit through the city earlier this morning that officers had to abandon for safety reasons.

He is charged with felony eluding police, destruction of property, and three counts of unlawfully entering a vehicle. Additional charges are pending.