Tulsa's Most Wanted captured after nearly year-long search

TULSA - One of Tulsa's most wanted criminals is again in custody after escaping from a halfway house last year.

James Miller, 22, was arrested around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday after authorities tracked him to a home in west Tulsa.

Police say Miller escaped the Avalon Tulsa Halfway House in May 2011.  An arrest warrant was issued in July with a $25,000 bond.

According to the police report from his arrest, an investigation revealed Miller was connected to the September 2011 armed robbery at Tulsa Municipal Employee Federal Credit Union, located at 1120 W. 17th St.  More than $167,000 was taken and the suspects fired a gunshot inside the bank.

Through an investigation by Tulsa police with assistance from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Miller was positively identified as one of the robbers.

On Tuesday, Miller was hiding in the attic at the home near 4600 S. 26th W. Ave. when police arrived.  He was ater taken into custody after exiting the residence.

According to the report, federal charges will be presented with regard to the bank robbery in the coming weeks.

Miller is currently booked into the Tulsa County Jail on $100,000 bond.

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