Man Runs from Police and is Caught After Six Hour Search

Waynesboro Police arrest an Augusta County man after nearly a six hour search.

Aaron Michael McDaniel

Waynesboro Waynesboro Police arrested an Augusta County man, wanted for parole violations, after a long search. Aaron Michael McDaniel was arrested after escaping police at 2:00 PM on Thursday, July 17.

McDaniel ran from a home in the 200 block of Carolina Avenue in Waynesboro, according to Waynesboro Police. Soon after, deputies from the Augusta County Sheriff’s Department and Waynesboro Police officers and detectives combed the northern city limits and the Shenandoah Heights area of the city for four and a half hours looking for McDaniel. A bloodhound from the Sheriff’s Department was also used in the search. The search ended unsuccessfully around 6:15 PM.

At approximately 7:00 PM, an Augusta County deputy called the Police Department indicating that he received information that McDaniel was at Ridgeview Park. Officers converged on the park from all entrance points. When McDaniel saw the officers approaching, he again ran away but was arrested approximately ten minutes later.

McDaniel is being held without bond at Middle River Regional Jail.


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