Morris in custody following alleged abduction

Steve Chapman


Aurora man turns self in after incident involving ex-girlfriend
A Monett woman was located safe and a man who allegedly took her against her will is in custody following a reported altercation at the Price Cutter parking lot in Aurora in the early morning hours of Saturday, Jan. 14.
According to a press release posted on Facebook by the Aurora-Marionville Police Department, after the altercation, Nick Morris, 22, of Monett, allegedly forced Andrea Wilson, 20, into a blue pickup truck and took her to Monett. The press release also stated that a handgun was reportedly used in the incident. Morris and Wilson had allegedly been in a relationship in the past.
Wilson was later found safe but had reportedly been injured; an updated press release stated she received medical treatment. It was reported that law enforcement located her by pinging her phone.
Morris was booked into the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office on Sunday, Jan. 15, with recommended charges of assault and kidnapping. As of press time, formal charges against Morris in the incident had not been filed. It was reported that he turned himself in.
It is the policy of the Lawrence County Record not to identify the names of crime victims, but Wilson’s name was made public during the course of the investigation of this incident.
This is a developing story, and the Lawrence County Record will continue to report on it as more information becomes available.


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