A Virginia State Trooper who was intentionally hit by a car Saturday in Pulaski County was released from the hospital Monday.
Trooper J.A. Jones was seriously hurt in the incident. He was flown to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital for treatment.
He is now home with his family.
State Police have received several tips about the incident, but no arrests have been made.
Around 6:45 a.m. Saturday, Jones checked on a pedestrian walking in the road on Route 100/Cleburne Boulevard, near the entrance to the New River Valley Airport in Pulaski County.
Jones got into a struggle with the man after he became combative. The man then ran away toward a blue car and drove away. Seconds later, according to State Police, Jones tried to make a red car stop. The red car continued driving toward Jones at a high rate of speed. He tried to jump out of the way, but was unable to. The car knocked him to the ground, and the red car drove away.
If you have any information you are asked to call 276-228-3131 or 1-800-542-8716.
Original story from January 26
A Virginia State Police Trooper is recovering after he was intentionally hit by a car in Pulaski County.
It happened early Saturday morning around 6:44.
Senior Trooper J.A. Jones stopped to check on a person walking in the road on Route 100/Cleburne Boulevard at the Cleburne Wayside near the entrance to the New River
Valley Airport in Pulaski County.
When Trooper Jones approached the person to offer assistance, the man became combative and a struggle between the two ensued.
The man then ran towards a blue car and fled the scene.
Within seconds, the trooper spotted a red car that also began leaving the scene.
As Jones gestured for the red car to stop, the vehicle turned towards the trooper and intentionally drove at him at a high rate of speed.
Jones tried to jump out of the way but was struck by the car and knocked to
The red car then fled the scene.
Jones, 48, was flown to Roanoke Memorial Hospital for treatment of serious, but non-life threatening injuries.
The trooper will remain at the hospital overnight.
Jones, a 21-year veteran of the Virginia State Police, is assigned to the State Police Area 24 Office that includes Pulaski and Giles counties.
The Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation's Wytheville Field Office is investigating the incident.
Anyone with information about either vehicle or who may have witnessed the incident is asked to call Virginia State Police at (276) 228-3131 or toll-free in Virginia at 1-800-542-8716.
Anonymous calls are welcome.