Suspect in Conn. hit-and-run caught in Vermont

BARTON, Vt. (AP/WWLP) — A man wanted in a hit-and-run that seriously injured a Connecticut police officer has been arrested in northern Vermont.

Vermont State Police say 19-year-old Jaheem Snype and his half-brother, 23-year-old Frankie Gonzalez, were arrested Wednesday night by local, state and federal authorities at a friend’s home in Barton, only miles from the Canadian border.

Authorities say Snype struck New Britain, Conn., police officer Brett Morgan with a stolen car Sunday and dragged him nearly 100 feet.

New Britain police say they’ll charge Snype with attempted murder and assault and Gonzalez with hindering prosecution and tampering with evidence. Both men are detained and expected to appear Thursday in Orleans Criminal Court.

They face extradition to Connecticut. It’s not clear if they have lawyers.

Officer Morgan was dragged 100 feet and is in stable condition at the hospital following a nine hour surgery. Doctors believe he will make a full recovery but he is expected to need additional surgeries.

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