Peachtree City cops nab Spalding County fugitive

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Carlos A. Morales. Photo/Spalding County Sheriff.
Carlos A. Morales. Photo/Spalding County Sheriff.

The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office on Nov. 13 gave a shout-out to Peachtree City police for nabbing a fugitive wanted for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

A recent post on the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page said, “The Fugitive Apprehension Unit is actively searching to locate Carlos Alberto Morales. Morales stands 6’2″ and weighs 220 lbs. He was last seen driving a black 4-door SUV. Morales is wanted on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.”

A Facebook follow-up Wednesday afternoon noted that Morales was in custody, with thanks to the Peachtree City Police Department for their assistance.

Commenting on the apprehension, Peachtree City Police Department spokesman Matt Myers said Morales had been involved in a shooting in Spalding County on Tuesday.

Police on Wednesday received a tip that Morales was in Peachtree City, and followed-up by setting up surveillance in the area of a residence on Bowmoor Bank off Cameron Trail near Robinson Road. Myers noted that Morales was said to be armed and dangerous.

Myers said while watching the residence, the garage door opened and a Mini Cooper exited. Officers were set-up and waiting around the corner on Burnham Rise, where Morales then exited the vehicle and fled on foot.

Myers said a brief foot pursuit ensued, with Morales taken into custody without incident.