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Criminal – Escape From Custody – Effecting Arrest (access required)

A police officer who touched defendant’s arm to arrest him on an outstanding warrant effected an arrest, and as persons under arrest are always in custody, the Court of Appeals affirms defendant’s conviction for escape from custody in violation of Va. Code Sec. 18.2-478. As police approached defendant outside a residence in Danville, the officer ...