Theft Suspect Mario Morris Arrested


 On August 6th, at approximately 9:00 a.m., Evansville Police Officers were dispatched to the area of 20 NW Third St. in reference to a Victim who just had her purse stolen. Officers arrived on scene and spoke with the Victim, who is wheelchair-bound. The Victim was leaving the bank when the suspect walked up behind her wheelchair and stole her purse, which was hanging on the back of the wheelchair. Thankfully, the Victim was not harmed during the incident. The suspect fled the scene in a tan SUV. The suspect was identified as 51-year-old Mario Montez Morris. 

Around 11:20 a.m., Evansville Police Officers observed Morris driving in the tan SUV and attempted to make a traffic stop. Morris fled from officers in the tan SUV, but Evansville Police Officers immediately terminated the pursuit. Morris was later located by law enforcement officials in Posey County and was taken into custody. At this time, Morris will be facing multiple charges in Vanderburgh County including Felony Theft and Felony Resisting. Morris will also be facing other charges in Posey County.