Morgan Freeman's Granddaughter Alleged Murderer Wanted in Cocaine Case

8/17/2015 9:24 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The man accused of fatally stabbing Morgan Freeman's granddaughter is a wanted man in California ... in connection with a coke bust.

Lamar Davenport -- who allegedly murdered 33-year-old E’Dena Hines early Sunday morning -- was arrested by L.A. County Sheriff's deputies in July 2014 after bringing cocaine to Magic Mountain.

He was charged with felony possession of coke but the judge cut him a break, allowing him to make things right by going to rehab.  

Here's the problem. He was supposed to appear in court last February for a progress report but never showed up. It's unclear if he bailed on rehab. 

The judge issued a bench warrant and he was on the lam ever since ... until Sunday.