Tulsa Police Arrest Final Suspect Connected To January Motel Murder


Thursday, February 5th 2015, 4:59 pm
By: News On 6


Tulsa police made their final arrest connected to a January fatal shooting at a local motel.

In a release, Tulsa police said through their investigation they were able to identify 24-year-old Dustin Ward as the ‘pajama pants suspect,' in the murder of 33-year-old Michael Owens.

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They said the Tulsa Police Fugitive Warrant Unit set up surveillance on an apartment in Fairmont Terrace Thursday after a tip led them to Ward.

Jail records show Ward was arrested and booked on several accounts including first-degree murder.

Police have made four other arrests connected to the murder - Warren Crittenden, Kendrick Logan, Jerome Hardaway and Pamela Taylor.

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Detectives say Owens was killed after he reportedly met Taylor at a casino, took her to the Super 8 Motel, gave her $20 and demanded sexual favors.

Taylor said she refused and Owens demanded his money back and became violent.

Police said it wasn't long after Taylor left that security camera footage shows four men outside Owens' door then rush the room.