Former Army Reservist Pleads Guilty to Robbery Attempt, Prison Escape

November 14, 2017
OAN Newsroom

A former Army Reservist pleads guilty to stealing guns, escaping from prison, and two attempted bank robberies.

James Morales submitted his plea to a federal court in Massachusetts on Monday.

The 36-year-old reportedly stole several military weapons from an Army Reserve center in November of 2015.

He was apprehended in New York after spending several days on-the-run, but escaped from prison a year later.

Morales was re-captured days later while attempting to rob two different banks.

He is due for sentencing in February, and could serve up to 90 years in prison.

James Morales. (Photo/Massachusetts State Police)

  • landy fincannon

    Well, at 36 he’ll have a long time to reflect on what he did.

  • Richard McMeekin

    I am 87. During my life I spent 21 years in uniform. To have ANY news organization, Especially OAN, show disrespect for a man or woman’s military service by using it photograph of the latter in military uniform in a story about committing a crime – is, in my opinion, a totally cheap shot. If you report a crime base it on the criminal’s Present Status! You ought to have your OAN kicked!