Man Charged In Murder Of Tulsa Businessman Released From Jail

Wednesday, June 23rd 2010, 4:40 pm
By: News On 6

TULSA, OK – A man Tulsa police have connected to a number of high-profile crimes is free on bond.

Allen Shields, who has pleaded guilty to assault charges in one case, and faces a conspiracy to commit murder charge in another, was released Wednesday afternoon after posting a bond of more than $1 million.

Shields is charged with conspiracy to commit murder in the death of Tulsa businessman Neal Sweeney. The TU football hall-of-famer was killed in September of 2008 at his East Tulsa business.

6/15/2010 Related Story: Tulsa Man Convicted Of Assault Remains Suspect In Sweeney Murder

In another case, Police say Shields broke into ex-girlfriend's home in February with what police described as a "murder kit."  As part of a plea deal, Shields pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated assault and battery on June 10th.  Four other charges, including kidnapping, having a gun during a felony and burglary, were dropped.

Authorities believe Shields was also involved with the 2007 disappearance of Tulsa woman Angie Tucker.  But he has never been charged in that case.

According to court records, Shields will have to wear a monitoring device on his ankle at all times.