Woman arrested after walking away from Vernon Co. Jail

PRESS RELEASE-- Vernon County Sheriff John B. Spears reports the arrest of Leah M. Morgan, age 24, by the La Crosse Police Department on Saturday morning, January 11, 2014, at approximately 10:00 AM. Morgan was taken into custody without incident in the 1900 block of Miller Street, by La Crosse officers, following the execution of a felony arrest warrant for Escape that was issued by the Vernon County Circuit Court on January 6. Morgan had been serving a Vernon County jail sentence for Theft and Criminal Damage to Property and she was granted work release (Huber) privileges, but failed to return to the Vernon County Jail on January 1, 2014. Sheriff Spears would like to thank La Crosse Police and the public for the information that led to her arrest.