Police apprehend escaped inmate Friday morning

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Posted on June 27, 2013 at 12:54 PM

Updated Friday, Jun 28 at 12:42 PM

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NEWPORT NEWS -- Newport News Police reported Friday morning that they had apprehended an inmate who had escaped from the City Farm Prison the day before.

Morrison was apprehended without incident shortly after 11 a.m. Friday morning at the Aqueduct Apartments in Newport News.

Police said Thursday afternoon that they were searching for an inmate who escaped from the Newport News City Prison Farm around 10:15 a.m. Thursday morning.

Police said Aaron M. Morrison, 29, apparently scaled a fence with razor wire in the courtyard area of the prison.

The prison is nestled in a quiet suburb of Newport News. Trace Haskin was working on his 1983 Volkswagen in his garage and said he is concerned about the escape.

"I kind of worry about it. I called my roommate who gets off work to let him know when he comes home to check things out around the house.   It makes me a little uncomfortable to be honest," Haskin said.

This is the third time in the last year and a half that a prisoner has slipped away from the farm.

In September, Eric Fling eluded police for eight hours after he escaped by climbing over the barbed wire fence.

In February of 2012, Curtis Cordle got free, but later turned himself in.
 
Velma Jones says she'll be keeping an eye out for Morrison. "If he comes around, I'll report him," she said.

Morrison was serving a three year sentence for possession of cocaine, credit card theft, and assault and battery. He had been at the City Farm since July 2012.

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