Satchell in Custody

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By Linda Cicoira — Jerry A. Satchell, of Horntown, who was being sought for the abduction of a young woman, turned himself in Thursday following a search by Virginia and Maryland police that started early Wednesday morning. 
“This is still an ongoing criminal investigation,” Sgt. Michelle Anaya, of the state police, reported at press time. “Once information becomes available, an updated press release will follow.”

A Virginia Critically Missing Adult Alert was activated for Vermelle Tontrese Moore, 18, who was living in Accomack County. “She was safely located in Maryland shortly before 4 p.m., Wednesday,” a police spokesperson said Wednesday

Satchell, 20, was charged with abduction, felony destruction of property, and felony assault. Anaya said, The incident occurred at “3 a.m., Wednesday when Moore was a passenger in a vehicle traveling through the Captain’s Cove subdivision in Greenbackville … and was forcibly removed from the vehicle by Satchell. Satchell forced Moore into a dark green 1993 Ford F-150 pickup truck and fled the scene. As he was leaving the neighborhood, he intentionally backed into another vehicle and left the scene. No one in the vehicle that was struck by the pickup truck was injured in the crash.”

The pickup he was driving was also located Wednesday afternoon in Accomack County, according to a police report.

The Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Chesapeake Field Office is being assisted by the Accomack County Sheriff’s Office, Maryland State Police, and other police from Maryland.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call 911 or the Virginia State Police at 757-424-6800 or #77 from a cell phone in Virginia. Emails may be sent to questions@vsp.virginia.gov