Tulsa man found in California with missing teen faces new charges

The Tulsa Police Department announced Friday a man wanted here, who was arrested in California now faces new charges.

FOX23′s John Asebes broke this story Thursday night after weeks of work.

Today we learned, Christopher Bartley was arrested in California for harboring a runaway, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and sex crimes involving a minor. These potential charges are in addition to charges against Bartley in Tulsa for also harboring a runaway, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and impersonating an officer in June.

In that case, Bartley was arrested at an apartment complex near 31st and Mingo. Tulsa Detectives say he was living with a 16-year-old runaway whom he told he was a former Tulsa Police Officer and a current U.S. Marshal. Neither of which Tulsa Police say were true.

Bartley bonded out shortly after that incident but the teen was found with him again.

Thursday, TPD was contacted by the Newport Beach Police Department in California. Officers there said Bartley was in the area and contacted the department about homeless outreach. When police responded, they became suspicious.

Bartley was with the same 16-year-old in California who had run away with him here in Oklahoma. Officers in Newport Beach did a check on Bartley and realized he had warrants in Oklahoma from missing a court date.

Christopher Bartley will be extradited back to Oklahoma in the near future. The 16-year-old was placed in protective custody in California and will be reunited with her family soon.