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Tue Jan 3, 2017, 05:44 AM

Man suspected of stealing Army Reserve weapons escapes Rhode Island jail

Last edited Thu Jan 5, 2017, 07:06 PM - Edit history (1)

EDIT with update: Fugitive accused of military gun heist caught in Massachusetts (Reuters)

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Source: Reuters

U.S. | Mon Jan 2, 2017 | 6:03pm EST

Man suspected of stealing Army Reserve weapons escapes Rhode Island jail

A getaway car thought to have been stolen by a man who escaped from a maximum security detention facility in Rhode Island over the weekend has been found in neighboring Massachusetts, authorities said on Monday.

James Morales, 35, suspected of stealing weapons from a U.S. Army Reserve Center in Massachusetts in November 2015, escaped from the Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility on Saturday, prompting a manhunt.

The Massachusetts State Police said they have recovered the car believe was stolen by Morales.

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Morales is suspected of stealing six military rifles and 10 handguns from a U.S. Army Reserve Center in Worcester, about 45 miles (70 kms) west of Boston, in November 2015.

He broke into the facility through a kitchen window, federal prosecutors said, citing surveillance video and an electronic monitoring bracelet Morales had been ordered to wear by a court as a condition of release on bail for a separate sexual assault charge.

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Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-massachusetts-guns-idUSKBN14M17Y

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Thu Jan 5, 2017, 07:09 PM

1. Fugitive accused of military gun heist caught in Massachusetts

Source: Reuters

U.S. | Thu Jan 5, 2017 | 6:14pm EST

Fugitive accused of military gun heist caught in Massachusetts

Police captured on Thursday a Massachusetts man who escaped from a Rhode Island jail where he was awaiting trial on charges of stealing weapons from a U.S. Army Reserve facility.

James Morales, 35, escaped from the Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility in Rhode Island on Saturday, prompting a manhunt that spanned both states.

Police located him when a man matching his description robbed a bank in Cambridge, Massachusetts, just outside Boston, on Thursday morning.

After an hours-long search by police helicopters, officers found Morales in nearby Somerville and arrested him, the Massachusetts State Police said on Twitter.

Morales is suspected of stealing six military rifles and 10 handguns from a U.S. Army Reserve Center in Worcester, about 45 miles (70 kms) west of Boston, in 2015.

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Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-massachusetts-guns-idUSKBN14P2HB

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