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Officials seek public assistance in capturing top 15 fugitive believed to be in Tulsa area

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Edmund Owens, DOC

TULSA, Okla. – The Oklahoma Department of Corrections’ Office of the Inspector General is asking for the public’s help in locating Edmund Owens, who failed to report to his parole officer in February 2015 and has been missing since.

Fugitive agents with the Office of the Inspector General believe Owens is hiding in the Tulsa area.

However, recent leads on his whereabouts have gone cold.

Owens is believed to be associated with numerous other crimes since he was last seen, which has made him one of the department’s 15 most wanted fugitives.

“The public has been instrumental in helping the department and local law enforcement locate and bring individuals back into DOC custody,” said Corrections Director Joe M. Allbaugh. “We are again asking for the same assistance in locating Owens. It takes an all-hands-on-deck effort to keep our families, neighbors and community safe, which is why we are asking for anyone with information to please come forward.”

Allbaugh said, if Owens’ location is known, to not approach him and call local law enforcement immediately.

If any information on Owens is available, authorities ask individuals to call local law enforcement, the DOC fugitive warrants division at 405-425-2570 or submit an email with information to warrants@doc.ok.gov.

All information is kept strictly confidential.

Owens is 37 years old, 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 200 pounds.

He was out on probation, serving a 12-year sentence for drug trafficking, possession of a stolen vehicle and concealing stolen property.

For more information on the DOC’s 15 Most Wanted Fugitives, click here.