The Edmond Sun

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January 9, 2014

Edmond tip aids arrest of Arkansas felon

EDMOND — A tip from an alert citizen concerned about a suspicious vehicle led to the arrest and pending extradition of an Arkansas felon, an incident report states.

During the evening of Jan. 3, Police Officer Torrey Rowe was dispatched to the 400 block of Wimbledon Road to look for a suspicious vehicle described as an older model two-tone Chevy pickup, according to the report filed by Rowe.

Rowe stated the reporting party said the occupants of the vehicle were searching for scrap metal near a business on Centennial Boulevard, and directed officers to a trash bin located near the address.

Rowe stated a vehicle matching the description pulled into a parking lot near the business and Rowe followed it as it headed east on West Edmond Road and then north on Fretz, Rowe stated.

When the vehicle failed to signal left at 15th Street and Fretz, Rowe initiated a traffic stop.

Rowe stated Edmond dispatch informed her that one of the passengers in the vehicle, Michael Louis Roberts, 42, of Alexander, Ark., had an active warrant out of Arkansas with full extradition for a parole violation related to possession of a controlled substance and two other active non-extradition warrants out of the state.

No one else in the vehicle was taken into custody.

Rowe stated she arrested Roberts for his active Arkansas warrant and booked him into the city jail. He was later transported to the county jail to await extradition.

As of Thursday afternoon, Roberts remained incarcerated in the Oklahoma County jail, according to jail records.

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