9-Year-Old Pasco County Boy Found Safe, Mother Badly Beaten, Suspect In Custody

July 20, 2020

By: Staff Report

HOLIDAY, Fla- An earlier Amber Alert issued Monday, for a missing 9-year-old boy Michael Morris, in Pasco County, resulted in authorities locating the boy and arresting the abductor.

The mother of Michael Morris was found badly beaten early Monday morning with her 9-year-old son missing.

“Now, it looks like she has some type of brain injuries, possibly,” Nocco said in a Facebook post.

The sheriff said, according to the mother, she was inside a vehicle with the suspected abductor, Haralampos Savopoulos, and they were arguing. During that time, he threw her out of the car, with Michael still inside.

Deputies said Michael was diagnosed with autism and is non-verbal.

Nocco described Savopoulos as “very violent” and was likely under the influence of a substance at the time of the kidnapping.

“He currently has a warrant out of Pinellas, he’s been arrested numerous times for aggravated battery, one with a deadly weapon, and other battery charges, for stalking.”

Around 10:30 AM, Michael Morris and Savopoulos were located.

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