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Man who was on Oklahoma's 15 most wanted list has been arrested in Tennessee

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Posted at 12:57 PM, Nov 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-16 14:07:15-05

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Authorities say a man who was on Oklahoma's 15 most wanted list has been arrested in Tennessee.

Knoxville police told news outlets that officers responded to a disturbance at a business to investigate a man who was not who he was claiming to be on Saturday.

During the investigation, authorities discovered the suspect, 63-year-old Augustus King, had escaped from the Oklahoma Department of Correction in 2002.

A Facebook post from the police department says King is being held in a detention facility on a fugitive from justice warrant while he awaits an extradition hearing. It's unclear if he has a lawyer.

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