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Investigators release dash cam video that led to manhunt

August 07, 2018 08:42 PM

Investigators released dash cam video of the incident that led to the manhunt for a suspect considered armed and dangerous.

David Clyde Morgan has been on the run for nearly three weeks after deputies say he pulled a gun on a Geneseo police officer during a traffic stop on State Route 63 in Livingston County on July 18. 

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On Tuesday, 49-year-old Morgan was charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm. 

Officials say the video would ordinarily not be released, but police are hoping it jogs someone's memory and leads to the arrest of Morgan.

The video shows an officer approach a white SUV, then a man climbs out of the vehicle.

You see a woman get out on the passenger side. Police say the man is David Clyde Morgan. 

The woman is 40-year-old Sandra Nadine Brown. 

The man appears to have something in his hand and you see the officer quickly back away from the car with his weapon drawn.

You see the man raise his gun at the officer, crouch down, then run into a cornfield. 

The woman who appears to also point something at the officer, runs away too. Brown is Morgan's girlfriend. She was later captured and taken into custody. 

Geneseo Police Chief Eric Osganian says his officer handled this incident well. 

"He leaves the field of view. He backs up to his car. He's going for cover. We go through firearms training every year doing scenarios like this. I thought he did a good job," says the chief. "He gets his firearm out. He's protecting himself, he's backing up for cover, he's calling for help. He's doing everything we would teach him to do."

Law enforcement told reporters they have one goal in releasing this video.

"We want the public's help in trying to apprehend him," said U.S. Attorney James Kennedy.

Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty says it has been a disappointing three weeks. 

"I wish, instead of folks patting me on the back, saying nice try, or good job or you'll find him, instead saying great job in getting him," Dougherty said."That's our focus."

Police are asking you to watch the video and If you have any information to please call (877) WANTED2. 

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