Lynchburg police arrest man for assaulting officer

Published: Nov. 15, 2023 at 9:46 AM EST|Updated: Nov. 15, 2023 at 9:47 AM EST
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LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ) - A Lynchburg man has been arrested on multiple charges, including assaulting a police officer, according to the Lynchburg Police Department.

Sherman Morris was arrested Tuesday afternoon.

Morris fled from officers in the early hours of October 8th. Police say at 3:27 a.m. they found Morris as a passenger in a red Nissan Xterra parked at the 7/11 on Fort Avenue.

LPD tried to arrest Morris, but he escaped and drove away in the Xterra after hitting a parked car and a police car, according to police. Morris then drove north toward downtown on Fort Avenue.

Morris was originally wanted for contempt of court/failure to appear, possession of a firearm and/or ammunition by a convicted felon, trespassing, and petit larceny.

Morris received the following charges after the incident:

  • Three Counts of Assault on Law Enforcement Officer
  • Grand Larceny of a Vehicle
  • Felony Property Damage
  • Felony Elude Police
  • Obstruction of Justice
  • Driving While Revoked

Morris is being held at the Blue Ridge Regional Jail without bond.