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Zachary Stephen Myers

A purse snatching in Vinton Wednesday night led to a car chase and crash. It started about 7:00 p.m., when a man stole a purse from a shopping cart at the Super Dollar Store on Bypass Road. Vinton police spotted the suspect’s van and gave chase. The van crashed on Beagle Club Road in Bedford County. A Vinton police officer was treated for minor injuries. The suspect, Zachary Stephen Myers, was taken to jail. Myers is 26 years old and from Vinton. He’s charged with grand larceny, felony eluding police and driving with a suspended license.