Miami-Dade officials to meet with injured detective
Florida officials travel to North Texas to meet with injured detective, assist with search
Two top officials from Miami-Dade County are traveling to North Texas to meet with a police detective hospitalized in serious condition with stab wounds.
Miami-Dade County Deputy Mayor Genaro "Chip" Iglesias and Miami-Dade Police Deputy Director Juan Perez will visit Thursday with the detective and his family while assisting in the search for the man suspected of stabbing the officer.
Jaime Pardinas and another Miami-Dade detective had stopped at a Dallas area department store Monday night with 42-year-old convicted sex offender Alberto Morales. While one detective was inside, Morales used a sharp piece broken from his eyeglasses to stab the 54-year-old Pardinas and flee. Morales was being transported from Florida to Nevada.
Dark-colored video showed Morales outside the store as he walked away from a grey sport-utility vehicle.
Police say Pardinas is in serious condition at a Dallas hospital and is expected to recover.
In 911 calls released Wednesday, Pardinas was heard breathing heavily as he told a dispatcher what happened.
The Texas Dept. of Public Safety is offering a $10,000 for information leading to Morales' arrest.
Public records show Morales has charges dating back to 1994.