Polk County Sheriff's Office Fugitive Warrants Unit arrested a fugitive
from justice, wanted in Virginia for violation of parole for robbery and
murder, on July 30, 2002. Clarence Jasper Morris, DOB 4/11/57, of
5134 Harvard Street West in Lakeland, had a warrant for his arrest issued
by the Virginia Parole Board on August 21, 1998. The Virginia
Department of Corrections Probation and Parole Office recently learned
Morris was living and working in Lakeland, FL, and sent a request to Polk
County yesterday, July 29, 2002, for assistance in locating him.
Polk County Sheriff's Warrants detectives located Morris at his residence the day after receiving the call for assistance from Virginia, and placed him under arrest. Morris was taken into custody without incident and booked into the Polk County Jail, where he awaits extradition to Virginia.
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