Morris Jackson- Florida- 1976 Mar 20, 2015 23:31:01 GMT -5
Post by Scumhunter on Mar 20, 2015 23:31:01 GMT -5
Fugitive Profile as of March 21st, 2015 (based on AMW archive, FDLE wanted search):
Aliases: Jackson Brown, James Alan Harris, James Allen Harris Jr., Walter Lee Jackson, Joe Williams, T-Ball
Age Now: 70 (DOB: 5/28/1944)
Weight: 165 lbs.
Hair (Color, Description, Facial Hair): Black. Hair is Black/Gray.
Eyes (Color and Correction): Brown
Other Physical Characteristics: Has a deformed right little finger, curled back. Walks with limp. Gold tooth-front upper right. Plastic hip joints in both hips.
Scars & Tattoos: Scar over nose and left eye.
Traits & Habits: Possibly stutters or has a speech impediment. Has been known to find work in migrant communities. Likes to race cars Has worked fruit picker in Florida and New York
Last Seen: Hillsborough County, FL
Other Possible Locations: Florida, New York
TIPS: If you have information about Jackson, do not take action on your own! Please contact the reporting agency at (800) 873-8477
Morris "T-Ball" Tyrone Jackson was aired at least three times on AMW. Below is the archive description of his case:
A Strange Encounter
Morris Tyrone Jackson has spent the past three decades of his life as a fugitive. It all started on June 11, 1976, when a social worker and detective paid a visit to the Jackson residence in Florida to follow-up on allegations that he was sexually abusing his children.
Police say Jackson was in the middle of a fantasy game with his stepdaughter when they arrived that day. When the nine-year-old girl answered the door, she was wearing a blond wig , and her bra was stuffed with tissue. Detectives immediately started questioning Jackson, and planned to arrest him. But he had other plans.
During questioning, cops say Jackson asked his daughter to get a plastic bag from inside the house. Police say he then explained that he wanted to give his children candy from the bag, but police say he had more than candy--there was a gun in the bag, too. Before the investigators could see what was happening, Jackson allegedly grabbed the revolver and shot the detective.
After a short gunfight, Jackson took off and headed for the woods. The wounded detective was rushed to the hospital, and later recovered from his injuries. Jackson's family told police that Jackson was shot during the gun battle, and probably died in the woods. But police never believed them. Years later, cops found out they were right.
Fake ID Can't Mask Fugitive's Distinctive Traits
More than 10 years after the initial incident, police caught up with Jackson. But they didn't know it at the time. In June, 1987, an police officer stopped Jackson for a traffic violation in Florida. Jackson gave the officer a fake name -- James Alan Harris--but by the time Jackson's true identity was revealed, he was gone again.
Police believe that Jackson is still alive, living as a fugitive. Although he's eluded capture all these years, you'd know him if you saw him: Jackson walks with a cane, speaks with a stutter and has a metal plate in his head. He's missing some of his upper teeth and has a deformed pinky finger on his right hand. Police think he could be living somewhere in Florida, and might be seeking work in migrant communities.
Thoughts? I wonder if AMW received decent tips on Jackson since it's unusual to air a guy wanted for that long three times within a year.
With that being said, I do think it is possible Jackson eventually died for real considering he was never in the best of health.
I believe that dead or alive Jackson never left Florida. Attempting to murder a police officer is no joke, and he was still driving around in the same state 11 years later. So I don't see what would stop him just because he got pulled over.
One more thing I find it weird is the Florida Department of Law Enforcement wanted search shows a 1989 warrant for homicide. It's definitely the same Morris Jackson as the stats match up to the AMW profile. But I wonder what that's about. Perhaps attempted and homicide both fall into the same category and the warrant was simply re-issued in 1989. If anything can figure that one out, it would be a huge help and I'd appreciate it!
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