Man charged with steal­ing state po­lice cruiser

The Oklahoman (Sunday) - - OPINION -

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.

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