- Tuesday February 12th, 2013 :: 07:02 a.m. CST
Wanted Fugitive - Dangerous
Police agencies throughout North Texas are looking for Alberto Morales, who, until around 11 last night, had been in the custody of Miami-Dade police officers tasked with transporting him from Florida to Nevada. But Monday night, in the parking lot of a Grapevine Wal-Mart, Morales escaped after repeatedly stabbing one of the officers, who was transported to Parkland Memorial Hospital.
The officer, who just got out of surgery, is expected to recover. But earlier this morning, the Denton Police Department tweeted the photo at right along with the warning, “Consider Alberto Morales armed & DANGEROUS! Do not approach him! Call 911 right away!” Among his myriad felonies: kidnapping with a weapon, aggravated battery and sexual battery with a deadly weapon.
Authorities say the officers were transporting Morales, 42, from Miami to Las Vegas for a court hearing. But the prisoner began acting “strange” on the plane, and during a scheduled layover at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport the officers decided to deplane and rent a SUV to drive the rest of the way.
At the beginning of their road trip, the officers pulled over at the Wal-Mart at 1601 West State Highway 114. One went inside; the other stayed outside with Morales.
Source: The Dallas Morning News
Grapevine Police Dept.
307 W Dallas Rd
Grapevine, TX 76051