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Virginia police capture runaway burglary suspect

A burglary suspect who crashed a vehicle while fleeing from police in Virginia on Sunday tried again to evade them on Tuesday, rolling another vehicle with a 1-year-old child inside before he crawled out a broken window, fled on foot and was fina...

A burglary suspect who crashed a vehicle while fleeing from police in Virginia on Sunday tried again to evade them on Tuesday, rolling another vehicle with a 1-year-old child inside before he crawled out a broken window, fled on foot and was finally captured and arrested, police said. No one was seriously injured in the incident.

In a news release, the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office said the 22-year-old man was wanted in connection with the Sunday burglary of Holmes Recycling in Iron. The suspect fled from deputies in a vehicle then and crashed it, but escaped.

Sheriff's deputies again spotted the suspect about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday driving on First Street South in Virginia and attempted to stop him at Sixth Avenue, the release said. After a short pursuit, the vehicle spun out and rolled over once. The suspect crawled out a broken window and fled on foot. Even when deputies caught up with him, he continued to resist.

The suspect was arrested and treated for minor injuries at Virginia Regional Medical Center, and then moved to the St. Louis County Jail in Virginia, where he's awaiting formal charges.

The other occupants of his vehicle, ages 20, 19 and 1, had no or minor injuries, the news release said.

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Virginia, Gilbert and Eveleth police, the Virginia Fire and Ambulance Service and the Eveleth Ambulance Service assisted.

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