Pottawatomie County officials searching for most wanted man

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POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY, Okla. - An Oklahoma man, David Allen Knight, who is supposed to be serving a 23-year sentence for robbery and eluding police is on the run.

Knight is wanted out of Pottawatomie County, and authorities said he is armed and dangerous.

The suspect failed to show up for his sentencing Friday, and officials have a message for him.

"It's a no bond warrant. He's going to prison for 23 years," said Pottawatomie Undersheriff Travis Palmer. "Mr. Knight is actually an ex or current MMA fighter, so we're considering him armed and dangerous.”

Knight failed to show up to court Friday, where a jury sentenced him to 23 years in prison.

"We need to get him in custody and get him off the street," Palmer said.

According to court documents, Knight was arrested in McLoud in February of 2015 for first-degree robbery and eluding police.

Documents go onto say Knight forcefully stole a man's truck in Shawnee.

Later, officials spotted the stolen vehicle in McLoud and Knight took off, eventually bailing from the pickup and running from officials until an officer used a taser to stop him and take him into custody.

"I don't think he's far from Shawnee. I think somebody's hiding him out. If he is there, you can be charged with harboring," Palmer said.

Officials hope people watching recognize Knight, relying on any tips that could lead them to his arrest.

"Mr. Knight needs to turn himself in, because the warrant team will find him. He can't run forever," Palmer said.

Anyone with information about Knight’s whereabouts is asked to call the Pottawatomie County warrant team.

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