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Suspect in murder of Houston woman spotted in Leon County, escapes after head-butting officer

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Colt Morgan (Source: KTRK) Colt Morgan (Source: KTRK)
LEON COUNTY, TX (KLTV) -

The man accused of brutally murdering his fiance and burning her body in a fireplace is still on the run and the search for him intensified over the weekend after he allegedly had a run-in with authorities in Leon County.

KTRK in Houston is reporting that Colt Morgan, 29, was spotted by Buffalo police around 8 p.m. on Saturday night near a store in Leon County. When an officer approached Morgan to question him, Morgan reportedly head-butted the officer and took off on foot.

Early in November, Harris County sheriff's investigators believe Morgan killed 44-year-old Wende Marshall inside her Cypress-area home and then burned her body. Officer found human remains inside the residence.

Buffalo police, the Leon County Sheriff's Department, Texas Department of Public Safety, Texas Rangers, Texas Department of Criminal Justice and U.S. Marshals searched the area, but were unable to locate Morgan. Authorities did find a gun that they believe to be the suspect's.

Charged with murder, Morgan was last seen wearing black military-style pants, black combat boots and a gray coat.

If you have any information on his whereabouts, call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS. You can remain anonymous and you could receive a $5,000 cash reward.

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