Campbell County Sheriff's Office

Jeffrey Russell Wilson

An Altavista man is now slated to serve eight years in prison after his sentencing last week for a handful of charges stemming from an incident that left one woman dead.

In the early hours of September 5, 2020, deputies attempted a traffic stop for speeding on Wards Rd. in Campbell County, according to a statement from the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO). The driver failed to stop, and continued driving into Pittsylvania County at a higher rate of speed.

According to CCSO multiple items were thrown from the vehicle and two female passengers exited the vehicle, one of whom was then struck by another motorist.

An obituary was published by Colbert Moran Funeral Home two days later for Valaurie Michelle Goodman, 25. Virginia State Police stated in a later press release that Goodman had died on September 7 after being struck by a vehicle on Rt. 29 in Pittsylvania County at 12:25 a.m. on September 5.

Before he was taken into custody, warrants were initially obtained for Jeffrey Russell Wilson for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and for eluding law enforcement personnel, according to CCSO.

Court records show Wilson was arrested June 28 this year on charges related to the incident that killed Goodman.

On November 23, Wilson plead guilty to two counts of abduction. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison for both counts. 13 years of that total was suspended. Wilson also plead guilty to felony eluding a police officer, for which he was sentenced to five years in prison. Four years of that sentence were suspended.