New Lead Develops on Top 15 Fugitive in Eastern Oklahoma
Inspector general fugitive apprehension agents tap
U.S. Marshals Service, local law enforcement for support
TULSA – Fugitive apprehension agents with the Oklahoma Department of Corrections’ (DOC) Office of the Inspector General have generated new leads on Edmund Owens, who has been on the run for over two years after failing to report to his parole officer.
Owens was once considered a cold case. However, after several recent tips and interviews with known associates, DOC agents believe Owens is moving between Tulsa and Tahlequah. The department has requested assistance from the U.S. Marshals Service and local law enforcement for support in locating him.
Owens has been associated with several crimes since he was last seen, including several alleged assaults. He has known gang ties and is believed to be trafficking drugs.
Corrections Director Joe M. Allbaugh said Owens is a threat to the public and is asking for anyone with information to come forward immediately.
“As agents get closer, Owens is getting more desperate,” Allbaugh said. “We will track him down along with those harboring him and ensure they are prosecuted to the furthest extent of the law.
“We appreciate local and federal law enforcement agencies who are assisting in bringing this criminal and his associates down.”
Officials ask the public if Owens is seen or his location is known, to not approach and call law enforcement immediately.
Additionally, authorities ask if anyone has information on Owens available to call local law enforcement, the DOC fugitive warrants division at (405)425-2570 or submit an email with information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All information is kept strictly confidential.
Owens is 37-years-old, 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 200 pounds.
He was on probation, serving a 12-year sentence for drug trafficking. Owens previously served time for possession of a stolen vehicle and concealing stolen property.
For more information on the DOC’s 15 Most Wanted Fugitives, click here.
Edmund Owens has known gang ties, a history of trafficking drugs
and is believed to be running between Tulsa and Tahlequah.
Oklahoma DOC fugitive apprehension agents regroup after a recent
interview with a known associate of Edmund Owens, who is a Top 15 Fugitive.