|Published:||Jun 30, 2010 6:40 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Jun 30, 2010 3:41 PM EDT|
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A convict accused of fatally shooting two
Tampa police officers was released from prison in April even though
he had an outstanding arrest warrant.
Dontae Rashawn Morris was released after serving two years for
cocaine possession even though he was wanted in Jacksonville for
allegedly writing a bad check.
Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor said Wednesday it "should have
been detected while he was in prison."
State prison officials say they told the Jacksonville Sheriff's
Office to pick up Morris, but he never was.
A message left for the sheriff's office wasn't immediately
More than 200 investigators are searching for Morris. Police say
he fatally shot officers David Curtis and Jeffrey Kocab early
Tuesday during a traffic stop.