'Bonehead' makes the right move this time

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Crime,Scott McCabe
A convicted sex offender who had disappeared from authorities' contact surrendered after seeing his mug shot and story in The Washington Examiner.

Forty-three-year-old Kenneth Allan Morgan is the 33rd fugitive whose capture is credited to The Examiner.

Morgan, who goes by the nickname Bonehead, made the right decision this time, said U.S. Marshals Service Deputy Matt Burke, supervisory inspector of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force.

"Another success for the Examiner," Burke said. "We can now turn our attention and resources to someone else, and maybe he can acquire a better nickname now."

Morgan was convicted of sexual abuse of a minor in 2003, and required to register as a child sex offender. He was also required to keep in contact with his parole officer and notify Price George's County officials if he changed addresses. In August 2010, Morgan fell off the map, Burke said.

A day after his story appeared, Morgan turned himself in to the jail, Burke said.

Morgan joins a long list of Most Wanted fugitives arrested by authorities as a direct result of tips from Examiner readers. The Most Wanted feature runs each Thursday. Since it began nearly three years ago, citizens have helped police capture convicted murderers, kidnappers, sex offenders and con men.

Last month, tips from readers led to the capture of three fugitives, including a teenager accused of first-degree murder in D.C., a Jamaican man wanted on charges of possession of 20 pounds of marijuana in Prince George's County, and a career criminal wanted in Montgomery County for the brazen break-in of a disabled man's home.

The Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force, run by the U.S. Marshals Service, is composed of 28 federal, state and local agencies from Baltimore to Norfolk. The unit has captured 33,000 wanted fugitives since its creation in 2004.

smccabe@washingtonexaminer.com

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