October 26, 2006
It all began around 2 p.m. when an Albemarle County Detective identified the car 39-year-old Jeffrey Wayne Shifflett was driving on Scottsville Road. That detective notified Charlottesville City Police that he was heading towards the City. City police set up a perimeter and a short time after, located Shifflett's car, that is when the pursuit ensued.
"He was in touch with 911 operators where they did advise him to pull over. His direction was towards his mother's house," said Charlottesville City Spokesperson Ric Barrick.
The pursuit stretched over 12 miles and reached speeds upwards of 100 miles per hour. It finally ended when Shifflett got to his mother's house on Presidents Way in Albemarle County. He gave himself up without incident. Barrick says it took a joint effort to bring this to a peaceful end.
"We worked very well with the County on this. There was good communication on this and we are very glad that this ended without any serious injury to anyone," he said.
Shifflett faces a myriad of charges including three prior felony counts in Greene County, one felony count of eluding police in Albemarle County from today's incident and one misdemeanor count in Charlottesville City.
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