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Police: US Marshal Pursuit In Tulsa Ends With Arrest Of Fugitive

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Authorities arrested a fugitive Tuesday morning. Authorities arrested a fugitive Tuesday morning.
Cornell Leroy Avington Jr. Cornell Leroy Avington Jr.
The man was arrested near 48th Street North and North Lewis. The man was arrested near 48th Street North and North Lewis.
TULSA, Oklahoma -

U.S. Marshals and Tulsa Police arrested a man they say was a fugitive from justice Tuesday morning after a short pursuit. It happened at about 10:30 a.m. in north Tulsa.

Officers first spotted Cornell Leroy Avington Jr. driving in the 2200 block of East Apache when he failed to signal a lane change. They gave chase after he refused to pull over.

According to an arrest report, the 32-year-old man drove through a residential area at speeds exceeding 80 mph.

Avington led them to a home near North 48th Street and North Lewis where the he was taken into custody.

The Tulsa man was wanted on a $450,000 bond for several felonies including trafficking in illegal drugs including meth and possession of a firearm.

He is now being held on an additional $500,000 for endangering others while eluding police.

Authorities were on scene searching through the man's car after his arrest.

 

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