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Reward offered for dangerous prisoner who escaped near Dallas

Albert Morales. (Photo Source: TXDPS) Albert Morales. (Photo Source: TXDPS)
DALLAS, TX (KLTV) -

The Texas Department of Public Safety is offering a reward for a prisoner who escaped custody during transport near the Grapevine area.

Alberto Morales, 41 was being transported from Miami, Florida, through Texas en route to a state prison in Nevada when he stabbed a Miami detective multiple times and escaped around 11:20 p.m., Monday.

Morales has a violent criminal past and received two life sentences for aggravated sexual assault. The injured officer is currently hospitalized.

Morales has been added to the Texas Department of Public Safety's 10 Most Wanted Fugitive list, and a $10,000 cash reward is offered for information leading to his capture. He should be considered extremely dangerous.

To provide an anonymous tip:

  • Call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477).
  • Text the letters DPS—followed by your tip—to 274637 (CRIMES) from your cell phone.
  • Submit a web tip through the DPS website by selecting the fugitive you have information about, and then clicking on the link under their picture.
  • Submit a Facebook tip at http://www.facebook.com/texas10mostwanted by clicking the "SUBMIT A TIP" link (under the "About" section).

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