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Assault On Government Officials
posted 11/34/2017

Dane Justice Morgan arrestedDane Justice Morganin  was arrested in New York and brought back to Columbus County.

Whiteville Police Department retrieved Mr. Morgan of Staten Island, N.Y., from the Queens Criminal Courthouse to Whiteville.
He was retreaved by a fugitive warrant issued by the Governor's Office.

Mr. Morgan is charged with assault on government officials, possession of a firearm by a conflicted felon, fleeing to elude arrest and going armed to the terror of the public. He was placed under a  $403,500 bond.

Offical records in the Whiteville Police Department dated back to 2004 show that city officers responded to a report of a fight and a man with a gun at a local gas station on Powell Blvd.

The man refused to stop for police and a pursuit began that continued outside the city limits. The Columbus County Sheriff's Office assisted with the pursuit.

Officers said that Morgan pointed an SKS rifle toward them several times and attempted to hit their vehicle during the chase before he crashed. A rifle was recovered at the scene.The officers were able  to locate his vehicle

It was reported that Mr. Morgan has outstanding warrants in Bladen and Robeson counties.

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