A credit card believed stolen by Albert Morales, a Florida fugitive considered by authorities to be armed and dangerous, was used Wednesday night at the Allsup’s convenience store in Henrietta.
Morales escaped custody Monday in Grapevine while being transported from Florida to Nevada, where he was to serve 30 years for sexual assault with a deadly weapon. In Miami, Fla., Morales was serving 10 years after pleading guilty in December to sexual battery with a deadly weapon.
Clay County Sheriff Kenny Lemons said he could not comment on the incident because it is a U.S. Marshall Service investigation. Lemon’s told the Wichita Falls Times Record News that his office was notified by the U.S. Marshalls that the card had been used at about 11:30 p.m. The sheriff’s office was not able to obtain security footage from the Allsup’s head office in Santa Fe, N.M.
A Miami-Dade police detective suffered stab wounds during the escape, which occurred in a Walmart parking lot. Morales was shackled when he escaped.
Morales is described as 5 feet, 7 inches tall and 175 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He was wearing dark shorts, a white hooded sweatshirt and one tennis shoe. On his left shoulder and upper arm, he has a tattoo of an America Indian on horseback and has scars on his left hand and arm, and on his nose. Morales has discolorations around his right eye and forehead.
The Texas DPS has issued a Blue Alert statewide, warning residents to keep a watch out for suspects who have killed or injured law enforcement officers.