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Tulsa police arrest man accused in older woman's assault

Elga Harper
Elga Harper
Posted at 9:19 PM, May 04, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-12 16:33:08-04

TULSA, Okla. — Tulsa police arrested a man Tuesday they said assaulted an older woman in her home last week.

Police issued an arrest warrant last week for 40-year-old Elga Harper who they say assaulted a woman who is in her 70s.

Elga Harper's new mugshot 5/10

TPD said around 5 p.m. on May 4 someone called officers to a home near 51st Street and Memorial. When they got there they found the woman home alone. She told police her handyman beat her and sexually assaulted her. Emergency crews took her to the hospital with injuries to the face, head and body.

After a nearly week-long search, police found and arrested Harper near 39th and Harvard.

Because he's a member of a Native American tribe, his case was taken up by federal authorities who charged him with Kidnapping in Indian Country, Aggravated Sexual Abuse by Force and Threat in Indian Country, and Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury in Indian Country.


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