Bond for Suspect in Assault of Officer Morgan Set at $1.1 Million

Two half brother have been arrested in the case.

Wednesday, Feb 26, 2014  |  Updated 3:57 PM EDT
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Bond for Suspect in Assault of Officer Morgan Set at $1.1 Million

Police issued an arrest warrant for Jaheem Snype, 19, in connection with the incident in which a New Britain Police officer was run over and dragged in the area of North and Willow Streets.

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The man accused of dragging a New Britain police officer appeared in Superior Court today to answer to charges in the assault case and bond was set at $1.1 million.

New Britain Police Officer Brett Morgan was badly injured on Sunday, Jan. 19 when he was dispatched to North and Willow streets to investigate. He was struck by the car and dragged 100 feet on the pavement, according to police.

Jaheem Snype, 19, is accused of hitting Officer Morgan and has been charged with assault on a public safety officer, first-degree assault and attempt to commit murder.

Two women who were in the car with Snype told police that he drove directly at the officer and hit him. 

Snype’s half brother, Frankie Gonzalez, was charged with hindering prosecution for helping to hide Snype.

Police found the brothers in Barton, Vermont, closed to the Canadian border, after a massive search.

They are both due back in court on March 11.

Officer Morgan is recovering from his injuries. He has undergone several surgeries and intensive rehabilitation.

A fund has been set up to help his family.
 

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