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Police: Shoplifter Who Injured Two Deputies Apprehended in New York

Incident last month in the parking lot of Sterling Costco, according to Loudoun County Sheriff's Office.

Incident last month in the parking lot of Sterling Costco, according to Loudoun County Sheriff's Office.
Incident last month in the parking lot of Sterling Costco, according to Loudoun County Sheriff's Office.
The suspect in an April shoplifting attempt at the Sterling Costco has been apprehended in New York, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. Two Loudoun deputies were injured as they were trying to confront the suspect April 19.

John Jurel Morris, 34, of Brooklyn, New York, was apprehended Monday 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.

Morris allegedly was trying to take televisions when officers were called to the store in the 21300 block of Price Cascades Plaza. As deputies were attempting to confront Morris, he reportedly shut the driver's side door on one deputy's hand, according to the Sheriff's Office.

When a second deputy attempted to grab the man through the car window, Morris allegedly drove away, dragging the officer for about 60 feet. He also struck a Loudoun County Sheriff's Office patrol car.

Both deputies were taken to a local hospital and released.

Detectives continue to investigate the incident and are working to determine if the suspect was involved in other cases in Loudoun County, according to the Sheriff's Office.

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