Wesley Ross arrested one week after being placed on Oklahoma Top 15 Fugitive list

Posted at 2:56 PM, Dec 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-08 15:57:18-05

TULSA - His stay in the top 15 lasted only one week.

Wesley Ross was placed on the Oklahoma Department of Corrections' Top 15 Fugitives list on Nov. 30. Ross was arrested Dec. 7 after he responded to a prank phone call.

Authorities discovered Ross was searching for a labor job that paid in cash. An agent with the DOC Inspector General's office began communicating with Ross, telling him he was his new parole officer.

Ross was a parole absconder, last seen by a parole officer in November 2015.

The agent posing as the new parole officer told Ross he had located a job and put Ross in touch with another agent who was portraying the employer.

Ross was told the job started immediately at a downtown Tulsa construction site. The agent directed Ross to an abandoned building downtown.

When he arrived, Ross was arrested and taken into custody without incident.

He was out on probation after serving time for possession of a firearm. He had previous convictions for assault and battery.

Ross was placed on the Top 15 Fugitive list for his history of violence, a recent report of domestic violence with his girlfriend and his connections to the Bloods street gang.

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