Mental and emotional problems, felony charges and a reputation for bucking rules at home marked the brief life of a Stanardsville teen killed in a shootout with police after stealing a cruiser, the boy’s stepmother said Saturday.|
Driving a Greene County Sheriff’s Office patrol car, Colby W. Eppard, 18, led police on an hourlong, three-county chase before crashing the vehicle Friday afternoon halfway between Charlottesville and Scottsville, police said. Just south of the intersection of Route 20 and Red Hill Road, Eppard opened fire on police, who returned shots, killing him, police said.
“We tried our best not to let him do whatever he wanted to do,” the boy’s stepmother Terry Eppard said. “There were issues there with him that I feel just kind of took him over … He wasn’t rational when he got upset.”
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