Tulsa police searching for man accused of following woman home from local casino

Tulsa police searching for man accused of following woman home from local casino

Tulsa, Okla. — One man is arrested, another is one of Tulsa’s Most Wanted, after police say they worked together to try and rob a woman of her casino winnings in October.

Court papers say Jesse Battiest and Jaden Kollie followed around a woman at the River Spirit Casino after she won thousands of dollars gambling. The men followed the woman as she left the parking lot.

They followed her into her neighborhood, where they blocked her car and approached her with a gun. The woman drove around the suspects and their car to get away.

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Police used surveillance footage from the casino to identify the suspects.

A search warrant on one suspect’s Facebook page had messages between Battiest and Kollie about how they were going to rob the victim by hitting her car.

Officers also linked the two to another robbery that happened at a convenience store two days before the attempted robbery thanks to surveillance video of their vehicle and cell phone data.