OKLAHOMA CITY – Officials with the Oklahoma Department of Corrections are alerting the public after two men were added to the list of Top 15 Fugitives.
Authorities say 35-year-old Joshua Ward left the Tulsa Transitional Center halfway house to search for a job on Nov. 22.
However, he never returned to the facility.
Ward is serving time for embezzlement, and has previously served time for robbery with a firearm. He is known to have violent tendencies and is connected with the Irish Mob.
He is described as a white man, standing 6’2″ tall and weighing 330 pounds. He has red hair and brown eyes.
Officials are also searching for 42-year-old Wesley Ross. He has not been seen by his parole officer since Nov. 24, 2015.
Ross is serving time for possession of a firearm and larceny, and previously served time for assault and battery. He was placed on the Top 15 Fugitive list because of a recent violent altercation with his girlfriend.
Ross is connected with the Bloods street gang.
He is described as a black man, standing 5’8″ tall and weighing 160 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes.
“The Oklahoma Department of Correction is asking for the public’s help in getting these two criminals off the streets and back into our custody where they belong as soon as possible,” Allbaugh said. “We are asking anyone with information to please step forward to ensure the safety of our communities.”
If you have any information on their whereabouts, call the DOC fugitive warrants division at (405) 425-2570.