Morrisville police charge that man stole handcuffs they had put on him

Adam Zakariya Alibenyahia
Adam Zakariya Alibenyahia CCBI

MORRISVILLE A handcuffed man who prompted a police search after he ran away from a traffic stop on Sept. 13 has been arrested. Stealing the handcuffs is one of the charges against him.

Police arrested Adam Zakariya Alibenhyahia, 19, of Bass Court in Cary. Police said he came to their headquarters and turned himself in on Saturday.

Police searching for handcuffed man who ran from Morrisville police

In addition to a misdemeanor larceny charge for the handcuffs, valued at $50, Alibenyahia is charged with felony marijuana possession, possession of marijuana paraphernalia and a second misdemeanor larceny count involving an ax handle that police he picked up from a construction site while they were chasing him.

And he was charged with resisting arrest.

All of the charges are dated Sept. 13, indicating that marijuana and the paraphernalia were why Alibenyahia had been handcuffed after police stopped a car.

He also was charged with not appearing in court when he was supposed to in connection with an earlier arrest for common law robbery.

Ron Gallagher: 919-829-4572, @RPGKT