Houston County Sheriff and Law Enforcement Search for Escapee

Dothan law enforcement spent the better part of Monday night and Tuesday morning searching for an escaped prisoner on the south side of the city.

Edward Morgan is a 36-year-old white male, 5 feet 11 inches tall weighing 170 pounds with brown eyes and black hair.

Morgan was last seen wearing baggy blue jeans and a dark button up shirt.

A private transporting service was taking a group of 10 prisoners from Indiana to Florida when one of them kicked open the back door of the van near the Southside Wal-Mart.

The police and the Houston County sheriffs office immediately set up a center of operations in the parking lot, defined a search perimeter and scrambled a helicopter.

“Private company transporting prisoners, one of their stops was going to be in Florida they were coming through the city right here on 231 in front of Wal-Mark south they had one of the prisoners break out of the van, he is currently on the loose and we have a manhunt going on,” said Chief John Powell

If you have any information on the whereabouts of Edward Morgan, call Crimestoppers at 793-7000.