Suspect who escaped in squad car has now been arrested

Tommy Morgan escaped 9 days ago in Dade County

TRENTON, Georgia  (WDEF) – Dade County officers say they have captured a suspect who stole one of their squad cars in his escape.

Eleven days ago, 32 year old Tommy E. Morgan was in the back of a deputy’s car under arrest.

But the Sheriff’s Office says he somehow managed to force his way through a barrier and into the front seat while the officer was outside the vehicle.

They say he then drove off, abandoned the vehicle and disappeared.

Since then, they’ve been after him for Escape, Motor Vehicle Theft and Interference with Government Property.

“A huge thanks to all the agencies involved in his capture, as well the numerous tips we received from the community.”

The Sheriff’s Office isn’t offering more details on how he was captured.

 

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