Man who plowed into officers, traffic worker in Adams Morgan indicted

WASHINGTON — The driver of a truck that struck two police officers and a traffic control aid in D.C.’s Adams Morgan neighborhood last June has been indicted on charges related to the incident.

Brandon Figures-Mormon, 24, of Disputanta, Virginia, was indicted Wednesday by a grand jury in D.C.’s Superior Court on three counts of assault with intent to kill while armed, three counts of aggravated assault while armed, two counts of felony assault on a police officer while armed and other related charges.

Around 9 p.m. on June 8, Figures-Mormon drove a white Dodge Ram pickup truck “at a high rate of speed” on the 18th Street Northwest median toward Columbia Road Northwest.

He drove at and struck two police officers and a traffic worker who were working in the median, according to the government’s evidence.

Figures-Mormon then sped through the Columbia Road Northwest intersection and kept driving on Adams Mill Road Northwest before crashing into a parked garbage truck.

Figures-Mormon and a passenger in his car, Dwayne Taylor of Prince George, Virginia, were arrested on the scene. On June 10, police decided not to charge Taylor.

All three victims were taken to hospitals and survived.

Figures-Mormon is expected in court on Feb. 16. and faces a maximum sentence of 90 years in prison if convicted.

According to The Associated Press, Figures-Mormon was a private in the U.S. Marine Corps from 2012 to 2013.

The Marine Corps said that his rank at discharge “is indicative of the fact that the character of his service was incongruent with Marine Corps’ expectations and standards.”

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