Police Department and Sheriff's Office Need Help Locating Armed and Dangerous Man

By: WHSV News Staff Email
By: WHSV News Staff Email

WAYNESBORO, Va -- The Waynesboro Police Department needs your help to find a Waynesboro man wanted on several charges by both the Police Department and the Augusta County Sheriff's Office.

Ronnie Lee Farris, 28, is wanted on a Waynesboro General District Court warrant and a Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court warrant for failure to appear. The sheriff's office has six outstanding warrants for Farris.

Farris has been wanted by police since early October and at approximately 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, deputies and officers from the sheriff's office and the police department searched for Farris near Parkway Village Apartments. Then Farris ran to the railroad tracks near the Genicon complex off Hopeman Parkway. Investigators believed Farris was armed with a handgun at the time.

Nearly 20 officers and three K-9 units from the sheriff's office and the National Park Service responded to search the area.

After an hour's search, no arrest was made. Investigators received additional information that indicated Farris had been picked up and was in a vehicle headed to the area near the intersection of East Broad St. and East Main St.

Officers found the vehicle in an alley in the 400 block of East Main St., but Farris had run away again. Deputies arrested the driver of that vehicle.

Another K-9 search of the area was unsuccessful and the search ended at about 5:20 p.m.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Waynesboro Police Department, the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office or Central Shenandoah Crime Stoppers at 1-800-322-2017. Information given to Crime Stoppers may be given anonymously.

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