One of America’s Most Wanted is tracked down in Tulsa.
Acting on a tip, the U.S. Marshals in the Eastern District of Oklahoma arrested convicted child molester Alvin Eugene Webster, 36, in North Tulsa on Wednesday.
U.S. Marshals and Tulsa Police Fugitive & Warrants officers working with the Northern Oklahoma Violent Crime Task Force also assisted in the arrest.
He’s suspected of Failing to Register as a Sex Offender and moving across state lines while on the run which means he now faces federal charges for violating the Adam Walsh Act.
FOX23’s Abbie Alford was there for the takedown.
A viewer who saw Alvin Webster on America’s Most Wanted led U.S. Marshals to a neighborhood in North Tulsa.
The tip was to a home where Webster, a convicted child molester, once lived and babysat a three-year-old girl.
Investigators say Alvin Eugene Webster is a man known to make friends and gain their trust so he can get close to little girls.
"One of the worst sex offenders I've ever dealt with," says C.I. U.S. Marshal with the Eastern District of Oklahoma Matt Hyde.
Bad enough to be on the list of America’s Most Wanted.
"We got the tip in from America's Most Wanted early this morning," says Hyde.
U.S. Marshals wasted no time in getting to a home on North Owasso.
The father who lived in the home said Webster was gone.
"Are you looking for Alvin?” asks the man.
Hyde: “Is he in the house?”
The man says Webster is not in the home but his three-year-old daughter was inside the home.
The man says he met Webster at the John 3:16 Mission last year. He says Webster seemed trustworthy and so he said ‘okay’ to Webster, who called himself Alvin Locust, who offered to babysit his young daughter for free.
"We are the US Marshals and now the federal government has gotten involved," says Hyde to the father. "He is a convicted sex offender and his MO is to bed down with people that will take him for room and board and watch their kids particularly her age."
Webster was convicted of molesting a three-year-old girl in 2006. While serving a 15-year-suspended sentence for that abuse Marshals say Webster continued to possibly prey on other children including a four-year-old girl.
"He'll work with one of the spouses of the address he lived at and play that he is mentally slow or challenged and then offer his assistance and get to know them and get to know they have kids and say, ‘Well I love kids I would love to watch them if you let me stay at your house,’" says Hyde.
After an hour of questioning Marshals learn Webster is at the OSU Medical Center in Downtown Tulsa.
Marshals say he tried to flee by running through the parking lot but he was a man who couldn’t hide any longer.
"We were not going to leave Tulsa until we caught Alvin Webster," says Hyde.
The mother of Webster’s first victim told FOX23 News she is relieved Webster is back behind bars.
Tulsa Police Child Crisis detectives say they are investigating if the three-year-old girl was molested by Webster.
The US Marshals Service in the Eastern District say Webster is charged with:Probation Violation , Sequoyah County , OK ; 2009 Violation of the Adam Walsh Act OK ; Apr 2010 Failure to Register as a Sex Offender , Sequoyah County , OK ; Jan 12, 2009 Lewd Molestation , Muskogee , OK ; Feb 24, 2010
Failure to Register as a Sex Offender , Sequoyah County , OK ; Oct 07, 2008