Transcript for Massive Manhunt Continues for Escaped Rhode Island Inmate
As must you know and a pricing 11:43. PM on New Year's Eve. Correctional boxes at the white detention center notified the central falls police department. That they were unable to account for warned prison. In the he may have escaped. The unaccounted for detainee was identified as James Morales. Age 35. Ross was detained at the white detention center. While awaiting trial on charges brought by the United States attorney's office. In the district of Massachusetts. Upon their arrival at Wyatt detention facility. Responding central falls offices quickly discovered. Evidence outside the facility. That someone had to kick. Simultaneously. Central falls police began notifying federal state and local law enforcement. In both Rhode Island and Massachusetts that Netscape had occurred. From the detentions and a at the same time that notification was being made. For the central falls police Wyatt detention center Wyatt detention center correctional officers began notifying federal state. And local law enforcement in Rhode Island. Since that time law enforcement. Led by the agencies represented here today it has collected a great deal. Of information. And evidence related to morale assists its gate. This investigation is ongoing. And will continue around the clock in a number of jurisdictions. Some of which have been recorded by the media. Today we are not going to discussed nor disclosed any information. About what we know. Or the evidence we have collected during this investigation. Our immediate priority. Has been and continues to be to find jeans Morales and get him off the street.
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