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Posted on: October 30, 2023

Update: Multiple Charges Pending on Leesburg Man Following Pursuit

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UPDATED RELEASE

Loudoun County, VA (October 31, 2023) – A Leesburg man is facing numerous charges by law enforcement agencies after he fled from Loudoun County Sheriff’s Deputies in a stolen vehicle.
 
The driver, Joseph C. Daniel, 44, of Leesburg, was arrested by the Fairfax Police Department after a pursuit that began on Monday afternoon in Ashburn and ended up in Tyson’s Corner.  


The LCSO continues to investigate the initial abduction call and multiple charges are pending related to the pursuit.  The vehicle Daniel’s was driving, a 2005 black Hummer H2, was reported stolen in Chantilly, on March 16, 2023.  The vehicle had been repainted from its original green color to black.  

Daniel also had open warrants out of Loudoun County for two counts of Possession of Stolen Property; Possession of Burglary Tools; Fleeing & Eluding; Driving without a License; and three counts of Probation Violation.  


In addition to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office charges, the Fairfax County Police Department has charged Daniel with Robbery – Carjacking; Felony Disregard Police Command to Stop; Felony Hit & Run; Driving without an Operator’s License; and Reckless Driving.


Daniel is currently being held at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center on no bond.  Information on any additional LCSO charges will be released once they are placed.
 
Booking photo courtesy of the Fairfax County Police Department

Joseph Daniel

Joseph Daniel



ORIGINAL RELEASE

Loudoun County, VA (October 30, 2023) – A subject is in custody following a vehicle pursuit that began in Ashburn and ended in the Tysons Corner area.

 

This afternoon, at approximately 1:52 p.m., the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) received a call from a citizen reporting what they believed to be an abduction in progress.    As deputies arrived on the scene, the suspect, driving a black Hummer, drove away northbound on the Loudoun County Parkway.  The deputies activated their emergency equipment and attempted to pull the vehicle over.  The driver disregarded the deputies’ attempts and continued into Fairfax County, where officers with the Fairfax County Police Department and troopers with the Virginia State Police assisted in the pursuit.

 

The vehicle continued and ended up on I-495 north, passing Tysons Boulevard.  At 2:45 p.m., the driver stopped the vehicle at Chain Bridge Road and Flint Hill Road, exited the vehicle, and attempted to carjack a vehicle before being taken into custody.     

 

The subject struck multiple vehicles during the pursuit, but no officers or civilians were injured.  As this is an ongoing investigation, additional details will be released as appropriate, including the subject’s name and charges.

 

The LCSO is committed to ensuring the safety and security of our community.  We want to thank the officers and troopers with the Fairfax County Police Department and the Virginia State Police for their assistance in bringing this pursuit to a safe conclusion.  

 

  

 

 

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