Dash-cam shows officer tussle with man wanted in fiancée’s murder

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on December 3, 2013 at 12:51 PM

Updated Tuesday, Dec 3 at 1:00 PM

HOUSTON -- Dash-cam video released Monday shows a confrontation between a police officer and a Cypress man who is wanted in connection with the murder of his fiancée.

Colt Morgan is charged with murder in the death of Wende Marshall. He's accused of burning her body in the fireplace and burying what was left in the backyard.

The manhunt led investigators to Leon County to a town called Buffalo where Sheriff Kevin Ellis said Morgan was stopped while walking a rural highway.

"Whenever he went to pat him down you know the suspect turned and fought with the officer and ran," said Sheriff Ellis. "When he fell forward, the taser wires pulled out and he got up and ran."

Deputies also found a tent made of garbage bags and duct tapes in the woods and believed that's where Morgan was staying.

Morgan recently tried to get a job at a Pizza Hut in Leon County.

“He came in just like a regular person, he asked if we were hiring and that was pretty much it,” said Pizza Hut manager Jessica Ramirez.

Morgan is considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information is asked to call Houston Crime Stoppers.

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