Shackled teenager who escaped from police, back in jail

Kurt Morris (Source: Mississippi Co. Sheriff's Department)
Kurt Morris (Source: Mississippi Co. Sheriff's Department)

LUXORA, AR (KAIT) – Ateenager who ran away from police while in shackles is back behind bars.

According to LuxoraPolice, 18-year-old Kurt Morris was arrested at a home on Davis Street inBlytheville Tuesday afternoon.

Police say Morrisescaped July 9 when he led Luxora Police Chief Albert Wright to a wooded areabehind several houses on Eva Street to recover a stolen gun.

As Chief Wright searched for the bag, Morris ran.

Morris was wearing shackles when he escaped.

Chief Wright said Morris could get an additional fivemore years to his sentence for the escape. Wright also said anyone helping himelude police could face charges as well.

Morris was in jail onburglary and theft charges.

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