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UPDATED: Sterling Costco assailant arrested

The man allegedly responsible for injuring two Loudoun County deputies while they responded to a call of suspected larceny at a Sterling Costco was arrested Monday in New York.

John Jurel Morris, 34, of Brooklyn, New York, was apprehended April 28 by authorities in New York and is being held on a fugitive of justice warrant.

Morris has waived extradition and will face felony charges in Loudoun County pending his return, according to a Loudoun County Sheriff's Office spokesperson.
The arrest was confirmed earlier this morning by Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio.

“More details will be forthcoming but the suspect in this photo has been apprehended. One deputy has fully recovered. And the other deputy is recovering and is expected to return to work,” the supervisor said in the newsletter.

The deputies received minor injuries in the April 19 incident, according to earlier Loudoun Sheriff's Office reports, and have since been released from the hospital.
According to reports, the man was attempting to take televisions from the Costco on Price Cascades Plaza.

Deputies were called to the store at about 3:45 p.m. by someone who saw the crime in process.

The man closed a driver's side car door on one deputy's hand when he and another deputy attempted to stop the him from fleeing the scene.

The other deputy was dragged approximately 60 feet when he attempted to grab the suspect through the car's window and the suspect drove away.

As he drove away, reports said the suspect also struck a Loudoun County Sheriff's Office patrol car.

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office released still photos of the suspect and the suspect vehicle. The suspect was driving a 2004-2006 model Acura with New York tags.


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