Police: South Carolina fugitive arrested in Williamsburg after riding bicycle wrong way on Richmond Road

Staff writer

A man stopped by Williamsburg police after riding a bicycle in the wrong direction on Richmond Road was arrested after he was identified as a fugitive from South Carolina.

Jeff Basil Chandler, 24 of Yemassee S.C., was arrested Sunday at 3:02 a.m. on extradition warrants in South Carolina, according to an extradition warrant filed in Williamsburg-James City County General District Court.

A Williamsburg police officer stopped Chandler after she saw him weaving in the middle of Richmond Road, headed westbound on the eastbound side, the court filings said.

The officer stopped Chandler, who was identified with a South Carolina driver’s license, according to the court documents. During the identification process, the officer discovered South Carolina had issued warrants for Chandler’s arrest.

In South Carolina, Chandler has been accused of kidnapping, robbery with a deadly weapon and accessory to a felony, according to the warrants.

Chandler was taken to the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail where he was booked Sunday at 5:06 a.m., according to jail records.

Chandler can waive his right to an extradition hearing, or he can follow a nine-step judicial process that will allow him to appeal extradition in both local court and with state prosecutors, according to the Commonwealth Extradition Manual.

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