TULSA – Fugitive apprehension agents with the Oklahoma Department of Corrections (DOC) Office of the Inspector General arrested Joshua Ward on Friday after an anonymous tip led to his location.
In addition to the tip, the Rogers County Sheriff’s Office provided intelligence that helped track down Ward. He was apprehended without incident at a bus stop at 3500 S. Sheridan.
Ward’s apprehension came only two days after he was placed on the DOC’s Top 15 Fugitive list. He remains in the Tulsa County Jail and will face additional charges.
Corrections Director Joe M. Allbaugh commended the joint effort to apprehend a Top 15 Fugitive.
“Without the cooperation of local and state law enforcement personnel, this arrest may not have happened,” Allbaugh said. “Additionally - law enforcement could not have been successful without the help of a brave citizen, who submitted a tip. We are thankful to this individual, who took it upon themselves to help bring this dangerous criminal back into custody.
“We will continue our work across agency lines to ensure our communities remain safe and those who leave custody unlawfully will face the consequences.”
Ward left the Tulsa Transitional Center halfway house for a job search on Nov. 22 and never returned to the facility. He was placed on the Top 15 Fugitive list for his history of violence and his connections to the Irish Mob.
For more information on the DOC’s most wanted fugitives, click here.
If any information about any fugitives on this list is available, authorities ask individuals to call local law enforcement, the DOC fugitive warrants division at (405) 425-2570 or submit an email with information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All information is kept strictly confidential.
Oklahoma DOC fugitive agents with the Office of the Inspector General arrested Joshua Ward on Friday
with the help of an anonymous tip and the Rogers County Sheriff's Office.