Wanted: Man with lucky '7' tattooed on his neck
Updated, 6:12 p.m.:
Raymond Stanley Morgan III was apprehended Wednesday in Middlesex County, Va., after the St. Mary’s County Bureau of Criminal Investigations developed information about his whereabouts.
Morgan was taken into custody as he tried to flee a residence in Middlesex County, as part of a combined effort by the U.S. Marshall’s Service, St. Mary’s County sheriff’s office and local police.
Morgan was charged with attempted murder and kidnapping, authorities said.
Washington area authorities are on the lookout for Raymond Stanley Morgan III, last seen in the Southern Maryland community of Hollywood on Tuesday. Police say he should be considered armed and dangerous, and he has been charged in a warrant with attempted murder, domestic assault, abduction, and larceny.
A tattoo artist by trade, Morgan is described as a white male, 23 years old, 5-feet-9, and weighing about 180 pounds. And then there's the ink: A large "7" on the neck, as well as tattoos along both arms. A photograph released by the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office was taken before the 7 was created, a department spokeswoman says.
Besides the Hollywood sighting, Morgan may have tried to visit a sister in St. Mary's on Tuesday, said the spokeswoman, Cindy Allen. The sister came home to see lights on and called authorities, who responded with a SWAT operation and at least one police dog. A search did not find Morgan, but there were indications someone had been inside, Allen said.
The suspect's "family has been cooperating. They want him to turn himself in safely," Allen said.
It wasn't immediately clear how Morgan came to be charged with attempted murder. He is wanted by the Richmond Police Department, Maryland State Police in Leonardtown, and the St. Mary’s County sheriff's office, officials said. He might be wearing a yellow jacket and camouflage pants, officials said.
Allen said that deputies do not think he has a car with him.
Anyone who sees Raymond Stanley Morgan III is asked to call 911 immediately. "Do not approach Mr. Morgan," authorities warned.
-- Dan Morse
March 3, 2010; 6:12 PM ET
Categories: Dan Morse , Maryland , St. Mary's
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