Sacramento — Members of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) Fugitive Apprehension Team were instrumental in the November 29 capture in San Diego of a 27-year-old man who was on the run from New Jersey police for allegedly killing his 2-year-old daughter.
CDCR agents, members of the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force, spotted Arthur Morgan III on an apartment balcony Tuesday in San Diego and alerted other task force members. Moments later, the team took Morgan into custody without incident.
Morgan had been the subject of a nation-wide manhunt in the November 21 murder of Teirra Morgan-Glover, whose body was found strapped in car seat partially submerged in a creek in Wall Township, NJ. The toddler had been on a New Jersey court-approved visit with her father at the time of her death. Morgan had been featured on the America’s Most Wanted TV show.
The Fugitive Task Force received information from New Jersey authorities that Morgan might be hiding in an apartment in the San Diego area. Morgan was booked into the San Diego County jail where he awaits extradition proceedings.
CDCR’s Fugitive Apprehension Team is one of six specialized units within the department’s Office of Correctional Safety that handle fugitive and escapee apprehension, gang-management issues, critical incident responses and criminal investigations.
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Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Contact: Luis Patino