Suspects Arrested In Murder Of Man Found Dead In SUV On Tulsa Highway

Thursday, October 5th 2017, 4:54 am
By: News On 6

Police arrested two men in connection to Tulsa's 68th homicide of the year.

The victim, 38-year-old Jason Harris, was found early Wednesday morning in an SUV on the shoulder of Highway 169.

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Sgt. Dave Walker says police arrested Dustin Baker, 29, of Claremore for the murder.

A driver headed north on Highway 169 before dawn on Wednesday saw a Jeep parked on the side of the road and called police. Officers found Harris dead in the passenger seat.

Investigators say Baker, who owns the Jeep, was driving at the time of the murder and ran away before police arrived.

Sgt. Walker said police were also looking for 25-year-old Dillon Rose as a person of interest in the homicide. He turned himself into police Thursday afternoon and was arrested on complaints of first-degree murder and for a warrant in Creek County.

Walker said investigators recovered two guns and believe one of them was the murder weapon.