Suspect wanted for assaulting 2 Hanover deputies during traffic stop turns self in

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HANOVER COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — The suspect wanted for allegedly assaulting two deputies and multiple other charges turned himself in to the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office Monday morning.

Marcus Darrell Wright, 34, of Aylett, was charged with two counts of assault on a law enforcement officer, felony unauthorized use of a vehicle, felony eluding, petit larceny, resisting arrest, possession of marijuana, assault, reckless driving and illegal window tint. Wright is currently being held at Pamunkey Regional Jail with no bond.

Authorities said on Friday, November 4 at approximately 10:49 a.m., a deputy initiated a traffic stop for a traffic violation on Mechanicsville Turnpike near Interstate 295.

During the course of the stop, the suspect, Marcus Darrell Wright, 34, of Aylett, became combative, assaulted two deputies and fled on foot, according to Sgt. James R. Cooper with the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office.

“The suspect fled towards I-295. A motorist had pulled over to the shoulder of I-295 and was outside his vehicle,” Sgt. Cooper said. “The suspect then jumped into the vehicle and stole it. The victim’s vehicle has since been recovered in Essex County.”

As a result of this incident, both deputies sustained minor injuries.

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