CHRISTIANSBURG – A Christiansburg man was taken into custody after a brief standoff with police on Dec. 20.
According to the Virginia State Police, VSP troopers followed up on a crash investigation at a residence in the 400 block of College Avenue in Christiansburg at approximately 1 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 20 . The male occupant of the residence was wanted for questioning in a hit and run that occurred on Nov. 9, 2022, on Interstate 81, southbound at the 132-mile marker in Montgomery County.
During this investigation, troopers found the same suspect was wanted for a felony hit and run on Nov. 14, 2022, in Jacksonville, NC. involving a head-on crash with a police officer.
“With assistance from the Christiansburg Police Department, Virginia State Police arrived at the residence and positively identified the suspect through a window in the residence from past encounters with the Christiansburg Police Department at the residence,” according to the VSP. “The troopers and officers pulled back to secure the perimeter and called for assistance.”
After obtaining a search warrant and a fugitive warrant, VSP negotiators hailed the residence asking the subject to exit. Officers made contact with a female subject who advised them the wanted subject was not in the residence. Officers then entered the residence with the search warrant, and during the search of the residence, found the male subject hiding in a back bedroom.
Brandon Lee Pigg, 30, of Christiansburg was taken into custody without incident and was transported to the Montgomery County Jail.
Charges for the Nov. 9 hit and run are pending.
News Messenger staff report