Tulsa's 'Most Wanted' is caught; we speak with task force that caught him


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Reported by: Sara Whaley
Updated: 1/21 9:36 pm Published: 1/21 9:34 pm


Just last night Vincent Brown walked a path to a police car after he was questioned.

That car took him to the Tulsa County Jail.

FOX23 spoke with the Tulsa Police Department's Warrant Squad, a group that is part of the violent crimes task force.

The squad's members spend countless hours tracking guys like 'Tulsa's Most Wanted,' Vincent Brown.

They said it's a tedious job.

FOX23 spoke with Tulsa Police Detective Chris O'Keefe, who explained how serious this case was because of the dangerous criminal who was on the loose: "He's a certified gang member here in Tulsa."

Detective O'Keefe said it was a long time coming for Brown, who's been working on the case for weeks.
 
"I got it shortly after Christmas. I have been working on it ever since," said O'Keefe.

"There were days of double-digit hours, of surveillance on locations hoping to locate him, and just wasn't having any luck," he explained.

Hour, after hour, after hour, the warrant squad sat and watched for clues.

"There was one day, particular day, where we spent over 12 hours on one location," said O'Keefe.
 
They were hoping to find the person they were looking to lock up.

"Trying to find one person in Tulsa is like trying to find a needle in a haystack sometimes," said O'Keefe.

Detective O'Keefe explained he had good leads on Brown but kept missing him by a day or so.

O'Keefe said, "It gets to be a bit frustrating. You feel like you are always a step behind." But they are never behind for long.

And finally it all came together.

O'Keefe said with the help of other people in the department, and some good leads, he got Brown.

Vincent Brown was pulled over and taken into custody by a patrol officer Monday night at 46th St. North and N. Elgin Avenue in north Tulsa.

Brown is now in custody at David L. Moss, held without bond.

Police said his arrest came nearly a month after Vincent Brown shot and robbed a man just outside a north Tulsa apartment complex.

"He shot the victim three times and also fired on his family and child," said O'Keefe.

Brown is a man police said was "shooting with intent to kill."

"He's legitimately, seriously, a bad guy who needed to be locked up," said O'Keefe.

Detective O'Keefe told FOX23 Brown was hard to track because Brown is originally from Arkansas.

O'Keefe told FOX23 he wouldn't give up; he continually found more and more people to interview.

FOX23 has talked with this squad multiple times about its job.

The squad is relentless and it shows in this latest case.

O'Keefe told FOX23, Brown is a certified gang member in Tulsa.

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Fastgun - 1/29/2014 9:11 AM
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Same place they picked up Michael Stanley (Devin) ? Larissa fraileys brother ?

Mayor Maynot - 1/21/2014 11:20 PM
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