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Connecticut man flees traffic stop on foot

Captured about half hour later in Morris

Published: Monday, Sept. 9, 2013 4:53 p.m. CDT

A Connecticut man was arrested Sunday afternoon after trying to flee police on foot in Morris.

Thomas Moynihan, 27, was arrested by Illinois State Police and booked into the Grundy County Jail on charges of cannabis trafficking, aggravated battery, and obstructing justice.

"He was transporting a large amount of narcotics. He was stopped and, as officers took enforcement action, he took off running on Interstate 80 eastbound, west of the Illinois 47 exit," said Sgt. Scott Angus of Illinois State Police District 5 Monday.

Moynihan was stopped on the Interstate at about 3:30 p.m. Sunday. He eluded police for about 25 minutes, said Angus. He was apprehended off of Lisbon Road in Morris after officers set up a perimeter.

When he escaped police, he fought with officers at the scene and, thefore, is being charged with aggravated battery. Moynihan was traveling alone and had about 51.5 pounds of cannabis in his possession.

Morris police and Grundy County Sheriff's police assisted state police on this incident.

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