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.
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