Man arrested in Muskogee on California charges

Saturday, October 14th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Muskogee-AP) -- Muskogee County deputies have arrested a man who is wanted on a variety of sexual charges in California.

Sixty-year-old Lewis Leeroy Colbert was arrested this afternoon at a Muskogee business where he worked.

Colbert is wanted in California on charges ranging from child molestation to rape.

Deputy Larry Nelson says California authorities received a tip that Colbert was in Muskogee and called the sheriff's office for assistance.

Authorities say Colbert has lived in Muskogee about two years, and may have additional victims there.

He is being held in the Muskogee County-City Detention Facility pending extradition to California.