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Wanted fugitive arrested in Tulsa by task force, officials say

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Posted at 1:34 PM, Mar 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-07 14:34:49-05

TULSA -- A man classified as a Department of Corrections "Top 15 Fugitive" was arrested by a joint task force in Tulsa on Monday night.

The task force, which was made up of agents with the Oklahoma Department of Corrections Office of the Inspector General, Tulsa Police Department and U.S. Marshals Service, tracked down Jessie Allen, 36, to the area near 25th and Sheridan.

Officials said Allen fled when he heard police helicopters near his location, but was arrested after a short foot chase.

Allen has a history of violence, was recently involved in a high-speed pursuit in a residential area and is a member of the Indian Brotherhood gang, officials said.

Officials also said Allen was selling meth for the gang and stealing from other drug dealers.

Officials said Allen was not dressed as a woman when he was arrested, which he had done in the past to avoid detection.

He is in Tulsa County Jail on a no bond warrant. 

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