Crime

Escaped Crawford County inmate still at large

Crawford County deputies are still searching for an inmate who escaped sometime Tuesday night or Wednesday morning.

Sheriff Lewis Walker said David Maynard Morris Jr., 36, was being housed in a minimum security work release program unit that is separate from the county jail but inside the same security fence.

Morris was serving a 90-day sentence for violation of probation on an original charge of possession of methamphetamine, according to the sheriff’s office.

A jail officer discovered Morris was missing at about 7:20 a.m. Wednesday when the officer went to the mobile home that houses the work release program to serve Morris breakfast. The mobile home is surrounded by an 8-foot tall fence with a locked gate, Walker said.

Morris had free run of the mobile home and the grounds inside the fence. He was the only inmate housed in the mobile home, Walker said.

Anyone with information about Morris’s whereabouts is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 836-3116.

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