Ohio man returned to Ala. to face ID theft charges

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama state troopers say an Ohio man is in custody for identity theft and drivers license fraud.

Troopers arrested 35-year-old Ricky Joe Dean Morgan in his hometown of Hamilton, Ohio.

He was transported to the Colbert County Jail where he awaits trial.

The Department of Public Safety said in a statement Wednesday, a six month investigation led to Morgan's arrest in July.

He is accused of assuming his brother's identity to hide his escape from house arrest in Marion County, Ala., in 2007.

Morgan faces 26 felony charges.

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