Man That Robbed Army Reserve James Morales Escapes Prison, Mainstream Media Silent

Man That Robbed A Military Arsenal James Morales Escapes Prison, Media Silent

The National Media is eerily silent about the prison escape of James Morales, the man accused of stealing weapons from an Army Reserve Center in 2015.

Fast-Track Facts

  • James Morales is a Former Army Reservist
  • FBI Says he stole a total of 16 guns, including 6 assault rifles [Seemingly an arsenal for one man]
  • He had no assistance in the actual robbery
  • Morales has an open case – accused of a rape of a minor under 14
  • According to the FBI, Morales had a GPS ankle bracelet on during robbery; cut it off after the robber. [Makes sense?]
  • Held at the Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility – A quasi public-private maximum security prison used primarily for  Navy personnel who have been placed in the custody of the General Court-Martial Convening Authority
  • Escaped the Wyatt Correctional Facility on December 31st 2016
  • Both his initial crime, and his incredible escape went completely undetected
  • 2 Correctional officers on a “paid leave” pending investigation
  • James Morales is still on the run, according to the Feds


Andrew Pontbriand | January 4, 2017 

Investigators say a 35 year old man named James Morales, made a daring escape from the Wyatt Correctional Center in Central Falls, Rhode Island on Saturday. They believe he is now somewhere in Massachusetts.

According to the FBI, James Morales stole six assault rifles and 10 handguns from the Lincoln Stoddard Army Reserve Center in Worcester, back in 2015.

The former Army Reservist could be described as either a one man army, or a MaCGyver.

The 2015 robbery he is accused of committing at The Lincoln Stoddard Army Reserve Center, was nothing short of amazing. In other words, the way in which he was able to get in to the facility, gather all the weapons, and then leave undetected is amazing.

james morales prison escape

According to an affidavit, Morales broke into a window in the kitchen of the training facility then climbed on top of the vault where the weapons were stored and cut a hole through the ceiling. It isn’t clear yet how he was able to gain access to the facility, although he was there just days before for his discharge papers.

On November 16th, 2015 at 8:47 a.m the Probation Department received an alert that the monitoring device Morales was wearing was cut or tampered.

A probation officer attempted to reach him but failed.

According to Police, Morales became a suspect when they found blood near the area on the roof he had cut to gain access to the weapons cache. They then matched the blood to his DNA. – Seemingly a rather sloppy job. Why would the man being tracked by a GPS ankle bracelet, cut the device off after he committed a robbery? Why would he be so careless, and leave what amounted to an obvious trace of blood?

Once again, we have a story that seems to have more questions than answers.

The police have stated that since the investigation is ongoing, details about the case are still being kept quiet, although, Morales had a court date for the weapons theft scheduled for this Friday.

This story is getting no national attention, and even local media is only touching on it briefly.

Then on January 2nd, new details about the escape emerged.

According to reports, two correctional officers have been out on leave and could have some sort of connection to the escape.

Warden Daniel Martin said Morales escaped around 7 p.m. Saturday night, but wasn’t discovered to be missing until over three hours later.

Martin said it was believed that Morales was in the prison’s recreation yard, where he climbed onto the top of a basketball hoop, pulled himself onto the backboard, used something to cut through fencing, climbed onto the prison’s roof, and went through several layers of razor wire to get to a place where he was able to then climb down the side of the building.

As we stated earlier, the original crime Morales committed and his escape from prison, are both something too fantastic to ignore. It would seem logical to ask the question, is it possible James Morales is both extremely talented and lucky, or, could it be possible he isn’t acting alone?

Sneaking on to a Military base completely undetected, unless you get lucky, isn’t the easiest objective.

james morales prison escape

About the Donald J. Wyatt Detention Center

From the Wyatt Correctional Wikipedia Page:

The “”Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility”” was established in 1993 as the nation’s first publicly owned and privately operated adult secure correctional facility and is currently operated by the Central Falls Detention Facility Corporation. This special non-profit, quasi-public detention facility was developed for use by the United States Marshal Service (USMS) in the Northeast and was later extended to include the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) from 2005 to 2008. Beginning in October of 2011, the facility began serving the United States Navy, housing Navy personnel who have been placed in the custody of the General Court-Martial Convening Authority (GCMC). The facility operates at maximum security utilizing an architectural and high-tech design and construction containment system. A $47 million expansion was completed in December of 2006 and increased the maximum occupancy from 300 all-male housing to its current capacity of 770 including a 40-bed unit for female detainees..[1] It is the corporation’s only facility.

Back in 2011, the Wyatt Correctional facility received some heat due to it’s enormous unpaid debts to the city of Central Falls.

At the time of this publication, James Morales is still on the run. The prison remains on lockdown as officials review all security procedures.

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