State and local law enforcement have spent much of the day looking for a barefoot man who ran off from a traffic stop along I-81 in Montgomery County. State Police say it happened between the Elliston and Christiansburg exits. Tracking dogs are assisting officers and sheriff’s deputies in the search.

News release: State Police is looking for a wanted subject which ran from a traffic stop on Interstate 81 in the area of the 123.9 mile marker. The subject ran on foot toward Friendship Road. Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Christiansburg Police Department and Blacksburg Police Department are also assisting. VSP and Montgomery County K-9’s are tracking the subject at this time. The subject is a Hispanic male, which is wearing blue jeans and is barefoot.