Sunday, November 4, 2012

Sex Offender On The Run From Palm Bay

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UPDATE: Palm Bay Sex Offender Turns Self In


PALM BAY, Florida -- Palm Bay police say that a registered sex offender on probation is on the run today after removing the GPS ankle bracelet used to track him.  51-year-old Johnny Ray Morgan was convicted in 1995 of sexual battery on a child under 12 which occurred in Brevard County, Florida.  


After his release from prison, Morgan was required to register with the county in which he resided.  His last registered address is a homeless camp in a wooded area behind a Walgreen's located at the intersection of Minton Road and Malabar Road SE in Palm Bay, Florida.



Just before noon Sunday, police say that Morgan removed the GPS tracker which triggered an alarm to alert probation officers.   Probation officers immediately contacted Palm Bay Police.  Officers searched the area where Morgan was last known to stay and located the campsite along with the tracking device.  


It appeared to police that all of Morgan’s personal belongings are gone indicating he has fled the area.  Morgan is a white male 5’6” tall weighing 172 pounds with light green eyes, glasses and salt and pepper colored hair that is balding on top.  He was last seen riding a blue mountain bike wearing shorts, t-shirt and a black hat.


Anyone with information is asked to contact the Central Florida CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS. 

Callers can remain anonymous and can be eligible for cash rewards of up to $1,000 in this case.