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Huge police presence greets officer-dragging suspect

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Police show up to New Britain Superior Court in support of Officer Morgan. Police show up to New Britain Superior Court in support of Officer Morgan.
Police show up to New Britain Superior Court in support of Officer Morgan. Police show up to New Britain Superior Court in support of Officer Morgan.
Officers used Morgan's handcuffs on Snype. Officers used Morgan's handcuffs on Snype.
Jaheem Snype was arraigned on several charges Friday. Jaheem Snype was arraigned on several charges Friday.
NEW BRITAIN, CT (WFSB) -

The man accused of running down and dragging a New Britain officer faced a judge Friday in front of a huge police presence.

Jaheem Snype, 19, was arrested in northern Vermont on Wednesday and faced a judge there on Thursday.

He was arraigned in New Britain on charges of attempted murder, assault and larceny.

Officers from New Britain, Hartford, Newington, Berlin and North Hampton, MA were there to show support for rookie Officer Brett Morgan, 28.

"If you look around, you see a sea of officers surrounding us," said Chief James Wardwell of the New Britain Police Department. "It's a testament to what we do every day here."

Police said Snype was in a stolen blue Hyundai when he hit Morgan on Wilcox Street Sunday night.

He dumped the car on nearby Sandy Brook Drive and set it on fire before fleeing the 243 miles to Vermont.

Snype was found there with his half-brother, Frankie Gonzalez.

Gonzalez faced a judge Friday too on charges of helping a fugitive. However, he's also credited with giving up his brother's whereabouts.

Morgan is recovering after extensive surgery. Wardwell said Morgan's spirits are good.

Friday, Brett Morgan's brother thanked police.

"Particularly those from New Britain and Hartford," said John Morgan. "We're forever in debt to you. Restored justice and peace to our family. Filled with such grief and chaos, we're truly thankful to all of you. Heroes in our book."

Snype's family had no comment on their way out of court, but said they are supporting him.

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