Escaped parolee, girlfriend behind bars and charged

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – An escaped parolee is back in custody after fleeing.

Michael Lester Morgan, 44, was arrested by Mississippi Department of Corrections officers in Forest around 6:30 p.m. Monday evening according to a MDOC Facebook page post.

Morgan has been on the run since Thursday, February 4.

He is now charged with an escape charge in addition to possession of a stolen firearm, a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, violation of traffic ordinances, and possession of a controlled substance in Hinds County that has led to his parole being revoked for six months.

Morgan’s girlfriend, Kimberly M. Sellars, is also in custody.

She is believed to have been traveling with Morgan after he escaped the Rankin County Probation and Parole Office in Pearl after a revocation hearing.

Sellars is charged with aiding and abetting.

Morgan has several convictions in Rankin, Copiah, Hinds and Sunflower counties. He has been convicted for producing a controlled substance, possession of methamphetamine, possession of a control substance with intent, sale of methamphetamine, fleeing law enforcement, and possession of contraband while in prison.

His sentences total 23 years.

He was last paroled on Aug. 4, 2014.


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