Michael G. Morel mugshot

Michael G. Morel

A man was arrested in Ashburn early Wednesday after allegedly stealing a handgun from a residence, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office.

A resident of the 43000 block of Hickory Center Terrace around 12:00 a.m. reported a male whom she knew had taken the firearm from her property.

LCSO deputies were reportedly able to locate the suspect after he placed the weapon in a nearby shrub.

Michael G. Morel, 33, of Ashburn was charged with grand larceny and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Per authorities, he is being held without bond at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center.

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