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Jail inmate walks off work detail, gets into waiting vehicle, authorities say
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The Hall County Sheriff’s Office is asking the community to be on the lookout for an inmate they say walked away from a work detail Friday, Feb. 12, 2021, and got into an awaiting vehicle.

Updated March 15: Authorities say the inmate who walked off a work detail at the jail in February was captured in Tennessee last week.


Original story: The Hall County Sheriff’s Office is asking the community to be on the lookout for an inmate they say walked away from a work detail Friday, Feb. 12, and got into an awaiting vehicle. 

The sheriff’s office said David Daniel Morgan, 37, of Gainesville, left his assignment on the jail grounds between 8:50 and 9 a.m. Friday and got into a 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer, whose driver was waiting for him.

Morgan has been in the jail since Jan. 9 on a nonviolent theft charge, Sheriff’s Office spokesman Derreck Booth said.

Morgan is a White man standing 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighing 160 pounds. He has brown hair that is slightly gray in the front and brown eyes. He was wearing a blue jail jumpsuit at the time of his escape.

The SUV has a Georgia tag, RVQ8587.

Anyone with information on Morgan’s whereabouts or the SUV should call 911.

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