December 4, 2006
A high speed chase in October led to the arrest of Jeffrey Wayne Shifflett. Now police release the 911 tapes as the fugitive behind the wheel and his girlfriend plead with operators.
We also spoke with Shifflett's girlfriend who was in the car during the police pursuit. She was the one on the phone with 911 operators. The tapes and his girlfriend tell an interesting story about what happened.
“Me and Jeffrey Shifflett are being followed by the cops right now,” Jessica Bradley told a 911 operator.
“Can you stop for them?” the 911 operator urged Shifflett and Bradley to pull over.
It was around 2:00 on October 26, 2006 Shifflett was a fugitive on the run allegedly fleeing from police, speeding down Scottsville road. In the car with him was his girlfriend Jessica Bradley.
“We turning onto route 20 and a few more got behind us and he told me to call 911,” Bradley told us..
In the tapes released to cbs19 today. You can hear Shifflett telling Bradley what to say to emergency operators.
“He's going to his sisters house and he is going to give himself up there,” Bradley told the 911 operator.
Police had been hunting Shifflett for months. He was wanted in connection with a string of burglaries in Madison and Greene counties.
The pursuit stretched over 12 miles and police say it reached speeds upwards of 100 miles per hour.
“No! I say tops 75,” corrected Bradley.
Shifflett was determined to get to his sister's house. Bradley said it was a safe place.
“I let them know he was going to turn himself in here because of what happened to Elvis. I let them know he wanted to be where people could see him and acknowledge he did nothing to provoke any unnecessary kind of treatment,” said Bradley.
Shifflett's brother Elvis also wanted by police was shot by officers during a manhunt just days before, making Shifflett nervous to give himself up.
“his mom had asked him to turn himself in and he was scared to do so but the whole time he was thinking of his mama,” said Bradley.
Shifflett surrendered without incident. He is being held at the Albemarle-Charlottesville regional jail. He faces several charges in Madison, Greene, Albemarle and Charlottesville. His family said he didn’t commit many of the crimes he is accused of.