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Police: Suspect who crashed stolen car into police vehicle arrested

Police say the two men were seen heading to Portwood Turn before they got out of the vehicle and took off running.

MANASSAS, Va. — A car-theft suspect is in custody after police said he crashed a stolen car into a police vehicle on Monday morning, the Prince William County Police Department said.

Police were called to the 8100 block of Portwood Turn in Manassas, Virginia, just before 6:30 a.m.

As officers responded, they learned the vehicle had recently been reported stolen. When officers approached the vehicle, the occupants refused to follow commands, police said.

The driver of the stolen vehicle rammed into a police cruiser, officials said. The car was seen heading to Portwood Turn before they got out of the vehicle and fled on foot.

No injuries were reported.

A police K-9 and Fairfax County police helicopter searched for the suspects who were not initially located. 

Later, a caller reported a suspicious person in the 10600 block of Provincial Drive. 

When officers arrived, they saw a man who was later identified as the suspect. When officers attempted to take the suspect into custody, a brief struggle ensued before the suspect was secured. 

During the investigation, officers located several items recently reported stolen in Prince William County.

He was identified as Jaquan Malik Fitchett, 24.

He's facing charges of possession of a stolen vehicle, hit-and-run, felony eluding, reckless driving, driving without a license, false identity to law enforcement, possession of a controlled substance, obstruction of justice, and petit larceny.

He's being held without bond. A court date has not been scheduled as of this writing.


This is a developing story. We are working to gather additional details. Stay with WUSA9 for the latest updates as they come in to our newsroom.

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