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Police search for man accused of stealing deputy’s vehicle

December 30, 2018

CHRISTIANBURG, Va. (AP) — Authorities in Virginia are searching for a man accused of stealing a sheriff’s office vehicle after his arrest on suspicion of drunken driving.

A news release from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office says 26-year-old Cody Ryan Drain partially removed his restraints, accessed the driver compartment of a sheriff’s office vehicle and drove off early Sunday after a deputy took him to a magistrate’s office in Christianburg.

The Roanoke Times reports that the deputy’s vehicle was found abandoned, but Drain remained at large several hours later.

Authorities say Drain and a 22-year-old woman were arrested after a deputy tried to stop them in a car that had been reported stolen in Pulaski County.

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Information from: The Roanoke Times, http://www.roanoke.com

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