Tulsa police identify east Tulsa murder suspect

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TULSA, Okla. — Quick facts:

  • Police said they took an east Tulsa murder suspect into custody after a search and pursuit.
  • They said the pursuit began near 37th and Memorial.
  • It ended after the suspect bailed from the car and police were able to find him.
  • Police also want to find Jacalyn Ketcherside, who allegedly dropped off the victim before fleeing the scene; she has outstanding warrants

Police have an east Tulsa murder suspect in custody after a pursuit and manhunt.

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Police said they got a tip that the suspected shooter from a Wednesday homicide was in an east Tulsa home near 37th and Memorial Wednesday.

They said they watched two people get into a car at the house just before 5 p.m., but when they tried to pull the car over, the driver took off.

They said the duo led them on a high-speed chase throughout southeast Tulsa.

The pursuit led to at least one crash on the BA Expressway. The crash near Mingo in the westbound lanes caused at least one injury.

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They said the duo met a dead end near 58th and Garnett, and the murder suspect bailed out of the car.

The driver, on the other hand, turned around and continued the chase.

She was taken into custody near 10600 East 61st Street on Wagoner County warrants.

Officials later identified her as Cierra Hughes.

Police said they found a gun in the car, and continued the search for the suspect. They had also found a handgun near the suspect's hideout.

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Police said they had a perimeter for a square mile. They checked cars in the area to make sure the suspect was not hiding inside.

Traffic was shut down near 51st and 61st and Garnett.

Police were able to bring the suspect into custody just before 5:30 p.m.

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Officers said the suspect was hiding in a semi-tractor trailer under clothing during the hour-long manhunt.

A police K9 was able to track him down, and officers used pepper spray to get him out.

When that didn't work, officers said they found him nearly unconscious.

The suspect was taken to a hospital, where officers are standing guard.

Officers identified him Thursday morning as Michael Jester, 46. He was identified through a photo and matching tattoos documented in the federal prison system.

There is no update on his condition. He remains under guard.

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