We’re tracking this story today. Here’s some of what we know so far:
Local police announced this morning that they are searching for a man who jumped into the James River while fleeing from authorities overnight.
Mitchell Public Safety Chief Lyndon Overweg made the announcement this morning during a press conference near the corner of Gale and Shanard roads. He declined to divulge the name of the man but said the man is white and about 35 years old.
Overweg was asked if authorities believe the man to be alive.
"If he’s in the water, it is not very optimistic at this time," he responded.