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1/18/2012 9:43:00 AM
Kingman Police looking for escaped inmate
Darren Morrison
Darren Morrison
Erin Taylor
Miner Staff Reporter

Kingman Police are looking for an inmate who escaped from custody before his hearing in Mohave Superior Court this morning. The inmate is identified as Darren Morrison, from Bullhead City, who was to appear on a failure to appear and aggravated assault charges.

Police believe his girlfriend may be helping him and that he may be armed at this point. They are also looking for a low-rider station wagon that was seen in the area at the time of Morrison's escape.

Anyone with information about this escape, or if you see Morrison or the suspect's vehicle, please call Mohave County Sheriff's Office at (928) 753-0753.



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Reader Comments

Posted: Friday, January 20, 2012
Article comment by: concerened citizen

I THINK MOST OF YOU ARE RIGHT THAT THE CO'S NEED BETTER TRAINING AND WITH ALL THESE ESCAPES IS PROOF BUT I HAVE A FEELING THAT IT WON'T HAPPEN AS LONG AS WE HAVE SHERIFF SHEHANN IN CHARGE CAUSE HE WOULD RATHER HAVE 6 POLICE BOATS THAN HAVE ENOUGH CO'S OR CO'S WITH GOOD TRAINING. DON'T GET ME WRONG I RESPECT ALL CO'S AND THE JOB THAT THEY DO CAUSE IF NOT FOR THEM THEN PRISONER'S WOULD HAVEN'T ANY ONE TO MAKE SURE THEY STAYED IN JAIL WITH EXCEPTION OF THE ONE THAT HAVE ESCAPED.

Posted: Friday, January 20, 2012
Article comment by: SANDRA LAMOTHE

EVERY YR MORE TAX OR BOND MONEY TO HOUSE PRISIONERS,TO MAKE IT BETTER AND SAFER, HIRE MORE STAFF, TO MAKE TOWN SAFER IT IS APPROVED, YOU STILL HEAR HOW UNDERSTAFF THEY ARE. THE CITY POLICE, FIREMAN, HOSPITAL, MENTAL HEALTH, SOCIAL SERVICES, SCHOOLS PLUS SO MUCH OF THE GAMBLING STACHT OFFS ARE TO GO FOR SCHOOLS, IT IS ADMN, CITY, STATE, AND CONGMAN, AND GOVERMENT ISSUSES FOR CUT OFF'S SO WATCH WHAT YOU VOTE FOR AND WHAT YOU PASS.

Posted: Thursday, January 19, 2012
Article comment by: Agree with embarrassed

I agree with a couple of the comments on here regarding the training provided to the Detention Officers at the jail. It's inadequate and unsafe. The DO's and floor supervisors themselves do the best they can with what they're provided with but the admin there is a complete facade. A DD, those in the know, know who I'm referring to, needs to go. It will not surprise me if he tries to pin this fiasco on the DO who was doing his job.

I too at one point worked at the jail and experienced first the ineptitude of the "Training Officers". "Right" is wrong most of the time and will contradict himself one day to the next. Why he even told me to do things a very specific way, according to the book, and when someone got offended by it, a certain D.D. ripped me for doing what I was told. Said D.D. then told me to break the rules and right stood right there and agreed with everything the clown said.

And in case anyone was wondering, I do not have an axe to grind or grudge against the county, just can't stand to see two ding-a-lings running things that contradict themselves one day to the next. Rant off...


Posted: Thursday, January 19, 2012
Article comment by: DARE-IN MORE-ES-ON

YOU GUYS ALL CRACK ME UP.I won't tell you how HE pulled off the great escape, but being I have some experience with the criminal justice system...let me explain something to you. What you are reading in the newspaper and on the internet isn't the full story. Surprised? You see, there is a big investigation going on right now and the coppers don't even have all their reports written from the day this dude left without permission. See, they will be following up on “leads” and looking and analyzing clues and CSI stuff. They will go talk to old neighbors, and if they can find any friends, they'll try to talk to them too. They might even look for his old 8th grade teacher to see if she has any info on where he might be.

They might even talk to some of his buddies at the jail to see if any of them will squeal. I hope you all keep talking about how it's everyone else's fault that he slipped away, and maybe 12 of you good confused folks could get on the jury/ He'd be good as gold, no way could he get found guilty, after all it wasn't his fault. Rest assured, eventually he'll get caught and drug back kicking and screaming to good ol Kingman.

Well, I'll sign off for now, but I'll be checking back with you all from time to time, just to see how things are going.

PS - Two photos that never turn out good, Drivers license mug shot!


Posted: Thursday, January 19, 2012
Article comment by: Angry Parent

@ Really....

Multiple escapes in a few years PROVES the jail isn't doing it's job. Who gives a darn if you are offended.
We're offended that we're put in danger every time the jail (and it's employees) fail to secure the prisoners.


Posted: Thursday, January 19, 2012
Article comment by: Cutter (Cutter)

Re: How did the prisoner get out of shackles and handcuff's????

He wasn't restrained, despite having fled prosecution before.


Posted: Thursday, January 19, 2012
Article comment by: Ex D/O

As an ex detention officer at the jail i don"t blame the officers. when i was an officer at the jail it was sad. The jail is under staffed, and there was no time for the officers to get training. When doing transports the officers have nothing to protect themselves or to stop the "escape" from happening. Director Brown does what he can with what the "COUNTY" gives him. I think there should be more officers and they should all have tazers. Maybe the "COUNTY" should look at keeping the county safe and hire more officers and get them the training they should have. Blame the county human resources, finance and "THE BOARD" !!!!!!!!!!

Posted: Thursday, January 19, 2012
Article comment by: Donald Guadagno

O'Shae... your assessment reeks of bitterness. Is it possible you are the one who is unprofessional and couldn't cut with the SO?

Posted: Thursday, January 19, 2012
Article comment by: Embarrassed To Admit It

Also embarrassed to admit I worked at mcso - Admin at the jail is a joke. They are more into gossip and rumors than right and wrong. If an officer tries to do whats right and it doesn't fit into ADMINS circle they will fire them. I'm sure the officers did as they were told, it's ADMIN that puts these officers in the limelight and when something goes wrong ADMIN will deny it and put the Blame on the officers.

Posted: Thursday, January 19, 2012
Article comment by: Southside Original

Casper with a low rider station wagon probably driving it like he stole it.

Posted: Thursday, January 19, 2012
Article comment by: Sturm Gewehr

Wow! A few intelligent comments there, specifically those about poorly trained and equiped jailers. Last years Parade Downtown reflected some serious (stimulus?) $$$ spent on MCSO equipment. Shows me where Sheahans priorities are focused. Lets see, public safety or R/V trailer, fancy 4x4s etc.
How about some $$$ on a video feed to and from the jail so minor hearings can be conducted without exposing the public?



Posted: Thursday, January 19, 2012
Article comment by: William Herring

Point of information: The prison is state run! The Jail is county run. The last escape was from the state run prison, not the county.
My question is: How did the prisoner get out of shackles and handcuff's????


Posted: Thursday, January 19, 2012
Article comment by: Concerned Citizen

Sheahan's comment on the escape at the State prison "It happened because security protocols were not followed". Do you think security protocols were being followed on your watch Mr. Sheahan?

Posted: Thursday, January 19, 2012
Article comment by: Daffy Duck


@ Rick O'Shae.......I agree with you 100%.....Some officers are like the 3 Stooges, Abbott & Costello, and Laurel & Hardy all ready to make fools of themselves. More training is definately in order. Next time an inmate escapes, ( and there will be ), it just might be kicked up a notch by taking someone hostage and ending up by someone getting killed. Either the inmate or the hostage, or both. I just hope it doesn't happen again. But then again, I can dream. Can't I ??


Posted: Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Article comment by: Jon Mullinix

That guy did not seem like a high profile criminal
but even so I think the people that transport any prisoners to and from court should have that prisoner wear a GPS ankle bracelet to track them if they do get away, A lot safer than a high speed chase. He is a high profile excapee now, he was stupid for running...


Posted: Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Article comment by: really... ...

You people think that the jail isn't doing their job... This could of happened anywhere. But since it'd kingman you people are gonna bag on the CO's for nothing. My family all works there and to hear you people talk cap about them is a disgrace. Have some respect for people. You ungrateful people

Posted: Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Article comment by: kingman resident

I'm sure all you people will make your comments that will make here will be so biased its unreal ! catcht the guy i say but the comments im sure will make no sense ! No feelings for the people involved but yeah ! [Deleted.] I look forward to the comments that will come of this . I'ts so comical to read the commemts made here on this site .The miner does the best they can do with what they have to work with ! so lets show all the outsiders how stupid we are here since thats been the theme for so many years! I know we are better than this !

Posted: Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Article comment by: uhhhh what?

Levi, Grumpy Old Sourpuss means what did the DEPUTIES do... trade LEG shackles for weapons scanners? He means... why wasnt Darren shackled while he was in custody...GOS was being sarcastic. You are too sweet to realize that. Tell Tiffiney I said hi!

and my response? uhhh, what the hell is a low-rider station wagon???? maybe a pt cruiser? lol...


Posted: Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Article comment by: Angry Parent

@ MB
Did I say the rest of the population is angels?

However, an escaped inmate that is probably armed is very likely to do something desperate and take whatever opportunity that presents itself, like a child walking to school alone in the dark.

What makes you think I'm not always alert?


Posted: Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Article comment by: Joe Blow

What a bonehead thing to do ... failure to appear and aggravated assult in the Plea Bargain Capitol of the World would get an immediate one week probation -- case closed.

Posted: Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Article comment by: M B

@Angry Parent,
You think rest of the population is angels?
You need to always be aware so you can protect.......


Posted: Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Article comment by: levi rogers

I do beleive the miner, although I hate to defend it. Did say Grumpy Ole Whatever,or printed. He was charged with failure to appear, and agg.assualt. Tell me if I am wrong.

Posted: Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Article comment by: Linda Athens

The Miner was on this fast and that's good.

Seems like there is more to the story though as I watched a Mustang go up Beale about 100 mph this morning followed by four cop cars going 100 mph also. I thought I had fallen into a Bruce Willis movie for a moment.

Connected? We who watched thought so.


Posted: Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Article comment by: Rick O'Shae

Gee what a surprise - not, this makes what, six or seven that have escaped in the last five years. I have said it before and I'll say it again, the jail staff need professional training instead of the dreamed up in house training they receive, better equipment, experienced supervisors, a lot less nepotism and a lot less hiring of kids fresh out of high school. I resigned from the MCSO jail because it was so unprofessionally run with ineffective policies, procedures and equipment. So now does Sheahan, his good buddy the director of the jail Mr. Brown and the assistant director also Mr Brown get called before the Grand Jury and explain why they have not learned from the past and are still incompetent at their job. These three buffoons need to be shown the door before an escaped inmate kills someone and the county gets sued.

Posted: Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Article comment by: Nice To See News Promptly

It's a great change to see important news - come out right away. Good Job!


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