Manhunt continues in New York for Wilmington man, girlfriend charged


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A man from Wilmington is on the run in New York tonight, accused of pulling a gun on an officer during a traffic stop. He escaped and is now considered as armed and dangerous.

“Still, we have no good location for our suspect,” Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty said.

Wednesday evening, a Geneseo police officer stopped a car with North Carolina plates. Inside the car was David Clyde Morgan. It was when Morgan was pulled over during the stop that things took a turn.

“We believe that the reason he escalated this so quickly is because he did believe that he had a federal warrant and was going to be going back to prison,” Dougherty said.

Morgan pulled a gun on the officer, who fired in response before Morgan took off. His last known address in Wilmington is at this home on Silver Lake Road.

“He looks familiar , but I think it’s been a long time last time I saw him. I think he walk in the store where I work at but to be honest with you he didn’t seem like causing any trouble,” an anonymous neighbor said.

Some people in the area remember seeing Morgan and wouldn’t expect this.

“That’s weird. He might be on the run or something or hiding something cause you pull a gun on an officer, that does not sound good man. Like, not at all,” an anonymous neighbor said.

A woman in the car also ran, but she was captured. She has been identified as Morgan’s girlfriend, Sandra Brown, of Southport. Court documents say Brown pointed a phone at the officer to interfere and coordinated with Morgan to pull a gun on the officer, to allow them to run away.

“I am not confident that he is in this area. He easily could be out of this area, he could still be on foot around here. He could be on someone’s property. He could be in a vehicle and not in this area at all,” Dougherty said.

As for Brown, she faces six charges, three misdemeanors, two felonies, and one violation. She’s in the Livingston county jail under $50,000 cash or $100,000 bond. The New Hanover County Sheriff’s office and Wilmington Police Department say Morgan has never been charged with anything in our area.

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