April 20, 2023
Update 6:30 p.m.: According to the NCSO, Morgan was taken into custody.
“Tyler Morgan has been apprehended. A citizen saw him and held him at gunpoint until law enforcement officials arrived.”
Initial report: Authorities in Georgia are searching for an inmate who escaped work detail and drove off in a police vehicle.
According to the Newton County Sheriff’s Office, Tyler Morgan escaped while working at the Covington Police Department facility Thursday.
Officials say Morgan escaped in a CPD unmarked grey Ford Crown Victoria patrol car.
Morgan is described as 6 feet, 150 pounds with blonde hair and blue eyes. He has visible tattoos on his right arm.
According to the Newton County Sheriff’s Office, Morgan was jailed for a probation violation stemming from a felony burglary case.
If you have any information regarding his whereabouts, call 911.