Manhunt continues for 'armed and dangerous' suspect in Geneseo

July 19, 2018 08:51 PM

A desperate search continues for a man considered armed and dangerous in Livingston County.

Deputies say 49-year-old David Clyde Morgan from Wilmington, North Carolina pointed a gun at an officer during a traffic stop on Rte.63 in Geneseo on Wednesday. Preliminary reports revealed that the officer fired his gun. 

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Morgan then ran into a cornfield and he hasn't been seen since. The female passenger who was with Morgan is in custody and will face charges. 

Deputies and SWAT teams are still searching around Rte. 63 in Geneseo. 

Sheriff Dougherty says Morgan is a career criminal. Morgan spent approximately 211 months in federal prison and was released in March of 2017 for conspiracy to posses with intent to distribute controlled substance. Prior to those charges Morgan was arrested for robbery in Texas in 1994 where he was sentenced to two years in prison.

The sheriff says Morgan took off because he thought there was a warrant out for his arrest.

"His history is violent," Sheriff Dougherty says. "He served prison time. He has had weapons charges. So again, I just want to stress that if someone comes in contact with him do not approach him. Call 911. We have plenty of resources to respond."

Sheriff Dougherty says residents in the area should keep their eyes open and doors locked, but also know that they are safe with the amount of law enforcement in the area.

"I wouldn't, not live life," Sheriff Dougherty says. "If you have things [to do], I would go do it."

SUNY Geneseo and the Geneseo school district has canceled classes and activities for Thursday due to the investigation. Kidstart on Groveland Station Road in Mt. Morris is also closed for the day. The SUNY Geneseo campus will resume normal operations as of 8 a.m. Friday.

You're being asked to avoid the search area as the search is expected to last throughout the day. Rte. 63 between Dewey Hill (Rte. 20A/63 split) and Jones Bridge Road is closed due to the investigation.

Morgan is 5'7" and 200 lbs and was last seen wearing a grey hoodie, grey baseball cap, and blue jeans. Morgan is now clean-shaven. 

If you have any information on Morgan's whereabouts, you are asked to call 911. 

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office has reduced the search and the shelter-in-place is now lifted.

Livingston County Sheriff's Office has reopened Route 63 to traffic but will be keeping roving patrols in the area.

Stay with News10NBC on-air and online for updates on this developing story.


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