Two Beaufort County Men Charged In Virginia Police Chase

Two Beaufort County man are accused of leading Virginia police on a high speed chase on Friday during which shots were fired.

Today Franklin, Virginia police identified the two as Dennis Blount of Washington and Rockne Butler of Pantego.

Butler is charged with attempted capital murder of a police officer, using a firearm in commission of a felony and providing false identity to police. Blount is charged with possession of a firearm after being convicted of a felony and felony eluding police.

Police say during the chase someone in the car fired on officers before the car ran into a wall and the two men were arrested.

Police they tried to stop the vehicle after the two men inside began acting suspicious. They are still investigating whether they are connected with a murder that happened earlier that morning in the very same neighborhood.

Blount and Butler are being held in the Western Tidewater Regional Jail without bond.

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