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Darren Scruggs

Darren Scruggs

From the Botetourt County Sheriff’s Office: On Saturday, May 9, 2015 at approximately 5:12 a.m., the Botetourt County Sheriff’s Office responded to an accident on route 43 near Buchanan. Rescue was on the scene speaking with a man who stated he had been threatened with a butcher knife at a home in Buchanan. When he left that residence he was chased by a vehicle being driven by the suspect. The suspect vehicle rammed the victim’s vehicle once, causing the victim to lose control of the vehicle. The vehicle flipped several times. The victim was crawling out of the vehicle and saw the suspect vehicle coming back. The victim made it out of the vehicle and up the hill just as the vehicle was struck again by the suspect vehicle, knocking it further up the road. The victim refused medical treatment. The incident was triggered by an alleged domestic situation between the suspect and his girlfriend, who is a childhood friend of the victim. The suspect, 39 year old Darren Patrick Scruggs, was charged with 2 counts of felony attempted murder, 1 count of felony hit and run and 1 count of misdemeanor reckless driving. He was arrested at his residence in Buchanan and is being held without bond in the Botetourt/Craig Counties Regional Jail.