UPDATE: Wanted abduction suspect arrested

UPDATE: Virginia State Police say that Jerry Satchell has turned himself into authorities.


ACCOMACK, Va. – Law enforcement officials in both Virginia and Maryland are continuing to search for an Accomack County man who allegedly abducted a woman early Wednesday morning.

A critically missing alert was activated for 18-year-old Vermelle Tontrese Moore Wednesday afternoon, after she was allegedly abducted by 20-year-old Jerry Satchell at around 3 a.m. Police say Moore was a passenger in a vehicle that was traveling through the Captains Cove subdivision in Greenbackville when Satchell forcibly removed her from the vehicle and forced him into a dark green 1993 Ford F-150 pickup truck and fled the scene. Satchell also reportedly intentionally backed into another vehicle in the neighborhood before leaving the scene.

Moore was located safely in Maryland at around 4 p.m.

Satchell is described as 5’11”, 185 pounds, and was last seen wearing a black and white checkered shirt, dark pants, and a red hat. The Ford pickup he was driving was also found in Accomack County Wednesday afternoon.

Anyone with information regarding Satchell’s whereabouts should call Virginia State Police at 757-424-6800 or 911.

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