Tulsa police say Union school security helped investigation in assault case

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Reported by: Tiffany Alaniz
Updated: 2/07 6:34 pm Published: 2/07 4:08 pm

TULSA, Okla. - Tulsa police arrested on Thursday a 16-year-old they say is a suspect in several violent attacks on women.

FOX23 learned more about how police linked Dayquan Williams to recent sexual assaults.

Union students told FOX23 they're relieved the teen accused of attacking one of their classmates is in jail.

Tulsa police today said Union security played a big role in their investigation. They gave officers leads to follow that led to a suspect. According to the arrest report the teen had been heard bragging about one of the assaults. 

Williams was arrested on Thursday on an outstanding warrant for violating curfew, according to the report he jumped from a 2nd floor balcony and tried to run from police. he was subdued with a taser. According to the police report he told police he 'had a problem' and admitted to several recent sexual assaults

They also said surveillance video of the suspect walking from the scene of the Union student’s assault helped them narrow in on a suspect.

The temperature last Wednesday morning when the assault happened was just 19 degrees and they knew the suspect must live close by.

Police said Union security helped lead them to Williams.

One parent said her daughter knew him.

“She knew him and maybe had a few conversations with him in the past, but she was a little worried about coming to school today but we reassured her she would be OK," said Amy Washington, a parent of a Union student.

Tulsa detectives said after they determined Williams was a suspect in the Union case, they discovered similarities to three other crimes.

The nature of the assaults was similar and as they examined locations where Williams had lived, the cases started coming together.

Union parents said it's a wakeup call.

“But you just assume they're always going to be safe here in our little community in this area where our kids are, and it's not a good assumption to make obviously,” said Mary Jane Landin, another Union parent.

Williams is facing more than 10 charges, including first degree rape, sexual battery and sodomy.
The Union High School principal said he's relieved and thankful to Tulsa police for solving the case and getting a suspect behind bars.

He said it's a relief for everyone on campus.

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Mayor Maynot - 2/7/2014 7:46 PM
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Leaping from the second floor balcony ? You must have found the right pos.
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