Orange native escapes Sabine County facility
UPDATE – Thanks to social media, Kenneth Morris, 24, of Orange was captured Tuesday afternoon between Toledo Town and Many La. The water supply truck that Morris stole to escape has not been located.
According to Sabine County Sheriff, Tom Maddox, someone saw a Facebook post and recognized Morris and turned him in, which led to his arrest.
PREVIOUS REPORT – An Orange native who was being held in the Bland Greer Law Enforcement Center in Hemphill escaped Sunday evening. Kenneth Morris, 24, was being held in connection with several burglaries and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.
Recent maintenance on a ventilation cover at the facility was not completed properly and as a result of the wrong bolt being used on the vent cover, the inmate was able to escape with the help of other inmates by removing the bolt.
Anyone with information regarding Morris’ whereabouts is asked to contact the Sabine County Sheriff’s Office at 409-787-2266.