Chesterfield County man who led police in high speed chase is a convicted felon

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CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — A Chesterfield County resident was arrested following a high-speed pursuit that ended in Chesterfield County Wednesday evening.

Sky R. Almodovar, 32, of North Chesterfield County has been charged with three felony counts of eluding police, three counts of driving with a revoked license, making an unsafe lane change, disregarding a stop light and unauthorized use of a state inspection sticker.

Around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, police in Albermarle County tried to pull Almodovar after a tip that Almodovar, a convicted felon, was driving on a revoked license and may have had a firearm in his possession.

When officers attempted to pull him over, Almodovar refused to stop and a pursuit began.

The pursuit headed east on I-64 and did not end until the suspect’s vehicle lost control in the curve of the Jahnke Road exit ramp from southbound Chippenham Parkway at the border of Richmond and Chesterfield. At times during the chase, the suspect’s vehicle reached speeds over 100 miles per hour.

The suspect’s vehicle then rammed two State Police cars before being contained at the bottom of the exit ramp.

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Almodovar was transported to Chippenham Hospital to be treated for minor injuries. No officers were injured during the incident.

This is not the first time Almodovar has fled police. In August of last year, he was convicted of misdemeanor eluding and disregarding police. He is also awaiting trial on a felony malicious wounding charge in Richmond stemming from an incident where police say a female victim reported he punched her in the face.

“She had blood everywhere. It had to have been a really hard hit,” said the victim’s aunt, who asked to remain anonymous. “She came in and was hollering. We went outside to confront him and he sped off.”

She said Almodovar and her niece had been involved in a brief relationship.

“She didn’t have anything to do with him after (the assault),” the aunt said, adding that she only met him a few times.

“I’m glad they got him,” the victim’s aunt added. “That’s one less dangerous person out on the streets.”

He also has been convicted of various other driving offenses in Henrico County.

This week’s pursuit remains under investigation and more charges are pending.

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