Man charged with stealing state police cruiser
A Rhode Island man accused of stealing a state police cruiser while in custody is facing charges.
Authorities said Saturday that 35-year-old Donald Morgan is charged with escape from custody and other offenses. The Providence resident was arrested Friday night.
Morgan was being taken to court Thursday after being arrested on such charges as obstruction. He was left alone and handcuffed in the cruiser when he allegedly stole it. The cruiser was later found abandoned.
It happened less than two hours before a deadly shooting involving officers on Interstate 95 in Rhode Island.