Suspected Drug Dealer Goes For Deputy’s Gun during Arrest

A Herndon man faces multiple charges after a struggle with deputies investigating a drug case in Sterling on Sunday night.

Deputies were called to the 200 block of East Holly Avenue for a report of possible narcotics activity. They made contact with a man who ran away after a brief conversation. He fell as deputies chased him and during the struggle to take him into custody, he allegedly grabbed a deputy’s firearm from its holster.

Juan D. Gutierrez-Leal, 41, was charged with possession with intent to distribute suspected cocaine, disarming a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest, false identification to law enforcement, and drunk in public. He was held without bond at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center.

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