Sterling Man in custody after overnight police search

A Sterling man arrested for trespassing on Thursday night now faces felony charges after leading law enforcement officers on a nighttime pursuit.

Mi-Allah J. Grant, 21, was first arrested on February 10 after deputies responded to a family-related call at the Dulles Park apartments. As the deputies argued with the family member about how he had entered the flat, Grant began to intervene and tried to stop the deputy from continuing his investigation. He then refused to follow the deputy’s orders, and as the deputy attempted to detain him, he began to resist. A fight ensued and he was found to be carrying a gun. The gun was secured and Grant was taken into custody as he continued to ignore orders from deputies, according to the sheriff’s office.

As the deputies cleared the scene, the Grant complained that he needed his handcuffs adjusted. When the deputy got him out of the patrol car, he fled on foot to a wooded area.

A search was conducted in the area overnight by deputies and K9 units with the assistance of Virginia State Police, the Fairfax County Police Department helicopter and a K9 unit of the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.

Grant was located around 9:30 a.m. on February 11 inside the screened porch of a house in the Midday Lane area.

He is charged with two counts of assault and battery against law enforcement, obstruction of justice, absconding a law enforcement officer and one count of preventing law enforcement to make an arrest. He is also charged with theft of alcohol, destruction of property and unlawful entry into property.

Grant was held without bail at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center.

Brandon D. James