Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

November 18, 2012

Tazewell County man arrested after attempting to run over deputy

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

RAVEN, Va. — A Tazewell County, Va., man was arrested Saturday on charges including attempted capital murder, DUI, refusal, driving suspended DUI related charges, with additional charges pending following his attempt to run over a Tazewell County sheriff’s deputy.

William Justice McNew, 33, of Raven, is currently being held without bond in the Southwest Virginia Regional Jail following his arrest Saturday night for trying to run over Deputy Jonathan Caldwell.

Caldwell was responding Saturday night at 7:48 p.m., to a report of a domestic assault at the residence female in the Raven/Wardell area of Tazewell County. After spotting the suspect, Caldwell stopped his vehicle, drew his service weapon and attempted to talk with McNew. McNew accelerated his vehicle, struck Caldwell, and as he fell down, Caldwell’s service weapon discharged into McNew’s vehicle.

McNew was captured a short time later. Caldwell was treated and released from Clinch Valley Medical Center, according to Major Harold Heatley of the Tazewell County Sheriff’s Office.

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