March 27, 2019
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA – Police arrested a man for malicious wounding, strangulation, threats to bomb, felony eluding and felony vandalism on Wednesday, March 27, 2019.
At around 5:50 p.m. witnesses reported on a disturbance in the 2700 Block of Clintwood Road. Several callers claimed that they saw a man assaulting a woman on her front lawn. The female victim was able to run away from the male who then relocated her and struck her again, this time with a vehicle. A neighbor who attempted to help the victim was also struck by the vehicle.
When the suspect observed responding officers arrive he fled in the first victim’s vehicle. Officers pursued the suspect for several miles on Genito Road before using spike strips to disable his vehicle. The suspect then fled on foot and moments later was found by pursuing officers as he attempted to hide under the deck of a home. He was taken into custody without further incident.
Police have identified the suspect as Thomas C. Acheson, 46, of Seattle, Washington. He is currently being held at the Chesterfield County Jail without bond. Both victims were treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
Anyone with information about this incident should contact the Chesterfield County Police Department at 804-748-1251 or Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660 or through the P3 app.
Photo: Thomas C. Acheson