January 21, 2022
Henrietta, NY (1/21/2022) - On 1/19/2022 at 11:27 PM, Monroe County Sheriff’s deputies responded to an address in the Town of Henrietta for the report of an in-progress domestic incident. Alexander J. Morrice, 24, Henrietta fled the area prior to the arrival of deputies. During the investigation, Morrice returned to the location in his vehicle. While a deputy was speaking to Morrice, who was refusing to exit his vehicle after being advised he was under arrest, Morrice attempted to flee the scene in his vehicle. While attempting to prevent Morrice from fleeing, the deputy became attached to the vehicle and was carried by the moving vehicle at a high rate of speed. The vehicle left the roadway, coming to rest in a large drainage ditch. The impact of the crash threw the deputy from the vehicle.
Additional deputies arrived on scene and Morrice was taken into custody. While assisting in removing Morrice from the vehicle, another MCSO deputy fell through ice in the ditch and into the freezing water.
Two deputies and the Morrice were transported to a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries. The deputies have since been released.
“This incident illustrates the wide-reaching dangers of domestic violence”, said Sheriff Todd K. Baxter. “These deputies responded to a call for help and placed themselves in peril without hesitation to assist a family in need. I am proud of their service and bravery.”
In relation to the Domestic Incident, deputies charged Morrice, 24, Henrietta with:
- Criminal Mischief 2nd Degree (Class-D Felony),
- Criminal Obstruction Breathing (Class-A Misdemeanor),
- Unlawful Imprisonment 2nd Degree (Class-A Misdemeanor),
- Harassment 2nd Degree (Violation)