America's Most Wanted Fugitive Captured

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Updated: 10/13/2010 10:57 pm Published: 10/13/2010 2:54 pm

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

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    amber3408 - 10/18/2010 10:44 AM
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    I am the aunt of a girl that alvin "cared" for. I don't get to see her often but the very first time that I came into contact with him i knew something was off. I alerted the mother, went to the local police and dhs and nobody seemed to listen to my concerns. Its not just the way he acts that everyone shouldve looked for, there were subtile signs from my neice even though she said she liked him such as she started being rude to authority figures and being withdrawn from men she had always loved very much. Her mother always defended alvin and even went as far as lying about how she met him. It always seemed to me that she was more concerned with going out with her boyfriend than taking care of her children. It may not be her fault but this was certainly preventable. You people need to wake up. How many grown men want to babysit kids for free?

    watchdog1 - 10/15/2010 3:01 PM
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    All I know is this is happening way too often. Some sicko in OKC who is very aptly named Lucifer raped a 6 year old boy, it isn't just girls, it is also little boys. I understand where you are coming from if you had a child hurt by Webster, and I am not being judgemental, just begging parents to please, don't trust ANYONE with your kids, they are so innocent, so precious, and the damage is forever, just one minute of opportunity is all these disgusting animals need to permanently damage your child, go to ridiculous lengths if you have to, just don't take chances with your child. In response to the question whether or not I would let a friend of a friend sleep on my couch if I had small kids,SORRY, NO, I WOULD NOT, I might give him money for a motel room, but I don't take in strangers, in fact, I don't even take in friends or relatives, but then, my friends and relatives are not the type of people to sponge anyway, so I don't have to hurt feelings or turn anyone down.

    dhutson - 10/15/2010 2:30 PM
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    You people who have obviously never had this happen to your family have no idea what we as mothers have been through. I wasn't made to believe that he was mentally challenged. He was a family of my friends who also had children and they trusted him. And look on the sex offeder registery list and you still won't find his name on it because the system failed in this case. You can sit back on your high horse and say you would never have left your child with someone like that but you don't know, you may already be doing it! My child was molested while I was STILL IN THE HOUSE! After my children and I went to sleep he got back up and went into her room. So I'm to blame for trusting my friends' family enough to let them sleep on my couch? Would you all not do the same for your friends? Also the one time I did leave him with my children, he was with another girl AND I'd known him for a year and there were no signs that he would ever harm them in anyway. You are all sick for trying to place the blame on the moms. That man did not look so sick and pathetic when I knew him and he didn't have a big sign that said sex offender.

    watchdog1 - 10/15/2010 8:33 AM
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    I totally agree with commonsense1. In this day and age, you must be suspicious regardless of how innocent and harmless the person seems, an old saying, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, still applies and even more so today. MSLGWCEO, still busy defending the pervs I see, and I still find it highly suspicious, makes me very curious as to why you defend them so devoutly.

    commonsense1 - 10/14/2010 8:37 PM
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    I'm sorry. I don't think I would have left any member of my family or even my dog with someone that acted mentally slow and looked like this. Why wouldn't big red flags have gone up when someone of this type wants to stay with 3 year old girls?? I don't care how "sorry" I felt for is sob story. Even the more to be leary don't you think. Get some brains people. Is where we have to go so important that we would leave our kids with someone like this???

    SOHSRD - 10/14/2010 7:22 PM
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    to the other mothers of the other childern my heart goes out to yall.. well not only yall but your daughters too. my daughter is the last one that he was able to be around.for the ones who want to sit there and judge, well don't, this could have easliy happened to you.. he was sweet, caring, kids love him, and dont pose as a dangerous threat.. he is very smart in a stupid way. he tells very well fabricated stories that touch your heart and you feel really bad for him..i am glad to see that he is where he needs to be and i honestly hope that he gets what he deserves..

    MSLGWCEO - 10/14/2010 12:47 PM
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    "200 in Tulsa who did not register." Well if Oklahoma's lawmakers would look at the "Evidence Based Research." PRIOR to making ineffective laws that put our children and society in danger, they probably would be accounted for. As things stand now, the law makers attempt to run them into neighboring states is a total failure. Of all crimes, sex offenders are widely believed to have the highest level of recidivism. However, treatment professionals and criminologists have known for some time that once sex offenders are caught, only a small minority of them will commit another sex crime. Although some pedophiles, before they are caught, have many victims, most have a single victim in or about their own family. We all hope for the day when we can see fewer sex offenses and particularly fewer juvenile victims of such crimes. But so long as what we think we know about these types of crimes is based on myths and fear rather than facts, that day will never come. There are several myths that are widely believed that need to be debunked. In recent years social scientists and criminologists have combed through an immense accumulation of data from hundreds of studies, which have tracked tens of thousands of individual sex offenders for long periods of time, some even for decades. By 1994, 670 studies of sex offenders had been done and by the end of 2005 well over 700. Many of these studies have been systematized through a methodology called meta-analysis. The resulting data reveal that many common myths about sex offenders are simply false. Google: "Ten Myths About Sex Offenders."

    SECURITY GUY - 10/14/2010 12:39 PM
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    People like Alvin prey on people who don't care enough to make it their business to know who is with their kids. Incidents like this serve us all well if it gets us over the threshold of caring enough. Free web sites like OSCN, ODCR, OK DOC, Nat'l sex offenders plus references, references, references will weed out all but the most polished and determined hunters. Parents who make it their business to check up on the sitters and KNOW what they are doing find the rest. WELL DONE 23 FOR BEING THE ONLY ONE CARRYING THIS STORY IN TULSA!!!

    dhutson - 10/13/2010 8:52 PM
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    And can I also just say, 2boysmom, that I, for one, already feel bad enough about what happened to my daughter. And I'm sure the other mom's are also tracking this story and don't need to see you putting them down for something that is in NO WAY our fault! Don't you think if there were a sign saying child molester or if someone had told us about him that we wouldn't have let him within a million miles of our daughters? I now know that no one can be trusted and it's a horrible fact that our children had to learn way too early in life.

    dhutson - 10/13/2010 8:45 PM
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    That was my first thought also 2boysmom. I didn't want anything to do with someone so "scrubby" but he was family of a friend and once I was around him more he seemed harmless. He was great with all the neighborhood kids and everyone liked him. That's why he got to do it the second time, his family didn't believe he could do something like that. It all goes back to the saying you never know. It could be your next door neighbor or your own spouse and you not know it or think it's even possible because they don't seem like that kind of person. All child molesters aren't "scubby" and not all clean shaven men can be trusted. In fact it's probably more likely the clean shaven guy next door that will cause more harm.
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