A Blacksburg citizen accused of beating his girlfriend was captured by police Sunday after an attempt to escape on foot.
Andrew Sojka, 32, is now in custody of the Montgomery County sheriff's department and is being charged with malicious wounding.
Police were called to Sojka's residence Sunday morning after reports of a fight. Sojka's girlfriend, whose name the police wouldn't confirm, was injured with a concussion. Sojka was not at the residence when police arrived and had fled on foot into a wooded portion of the county around an old quarry off Lusters Gate Road.
The search for Sojka involved Montgomery County's sheriff's office and Blacksburg, Radford and Virginia Tech police.
The police set up a perimeter around Sojka, when he made a phone call indicating that he would consider surrendering to authorities. He was then discovered by an infrared camera from a state police helicopter.
Sojka's girlfriend was treated for her injuries and has been released from the hospital.
Details of the incident have been confirmed by Captain Brian Wright of the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office.
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