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Suspect Who Led State Police on Pursuit Writes 'I Won' on Social Media



    Connecticut State Police

    A 21-year-old man who led state police on a brief pursuit in Killingly, Connecticut, on Tuesday apparently wrote "I won" on social media before being arrested the following day.

    Police were called to a Killingly home at 9 p.m. Tuesday, where Aaron Morrissette was allegedly fighting with several people and had smashed the window of a car on the property. 

    When police arrived at the scene, the 21-year-old drove a pickup toward them, nearly smashing the front end of several cruisers and almost hitting a woman standing outside, Connecticut State Police said.

    He then drove the truck through 6-foot-tall hedges and sped down the road, where he led officers on a brief pursuit, according to police.

    They said Morrissette ran several red lights at busy intersections and nearly caused a crash while being chased by five police cruisers. 

    To ensure safety, police ended the pursuit and went to obtain an arrest warrant to charge Morrissette with two counts of reckless endangerment, reckless operation of a motor vehicle, disorderly conduct, interfering with a police officer, engaging the police in a pursuit, operating under suspension as a result of a DWI, operating an unregistered motor vehicle and operating a motor vehicle without insurance.

    The investgation found that Morrissette posted on a social media account that he had outrun the officers and said: "I won."

    On Wednesday, Morrissette was arrested at his home. 

    While in custody, police discovered that Morrissette had sent threatening text messages to a woman he believed had spoken to investigators about the traffic pursuit, troopers said. 

    Morrissette told the woman he had a bomb and harassed her with obscenity- and insult-laced text messages, police said. 

    In addition to aforementioned charges, Morrissette was charged with disorderly conduct and harassment.

    His bond was set at $60,000.