Friends believe David Morgan could be dead

August 20, 2018 06:09 AM

Saturday marks one month since David Clyde Morgan fled police, after pointing a gun at an officer during a traffic stop.

According to Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Live PD on A&E is expected to feature him on their show hoping the broadcast leads to a capture. 

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But those who knew Morgan aren't convinced there is anyone to capture

A longtime friend of Morgan says just days before this incident happened the 49-year-old was talking about taking his own life. 

The suicidal remarks were in response to a raid of his North Carolina home for drugs, where police recovered three pounds of marijuana. 

The raid was later confirmed in court documents detailing statements by Morgan’s girlfriend Sandra Brown. 

Brown was with Morgan during the Geneseo traffic stop but was taken into custody

The longtime friend, only speaking with News10NBC by phone says the two were buddies for 20 years and despite the criminal record called Morgan a good friend and loving person. 

A second friend corroborated that same description of the man police call armed and dangerous. 

”He’s very kind, very laidback, quiet, secretive and wouldn't expect him to do anything like that,” said Richard Stallings. 

Stallings and Morgan met in 2016 at Bannum Place, a residential work facility in Wilmington North Carolina. The two spent three months there together and stayed in touch after Stallings left to go home to Colorado. 

“His mother was concerned about him getting on the right path, he had a lot of family in Florida, and they were all rooting for him to do good,” said Richard Stallings.  “I know there’s a lot of people hurt by this situation, a lot of people upset.” 

When we asked Stallings if he thinks Morgan took his own life. He told News10NBC potentially if Morgan was convinced he was heading back to prison for good. 

“I don’t think it would be unrealistic,” admitted Stallings. “I wouldn’t want that to be the case but it could be an option.”

Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty tells News10NBC that Morgan being dead is always a possibility. 

While the woods have been searched they can’t say definitively whether he is alive or dead.


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