UPDATE: Tulsa Fire Captain Accused Of 2 Bank Robberies, Skiatook Police Say


Tuesday, May 19th 2020, 4:30 am
By: Amy Kauffman


SKIATOOK -

Skiatook Police said a Tulsa fire captain was arrested after he was accused of robbing two banks.

Skiatook Police said they received several tips about Tulsa Fire Captain Jerry Brown being involved in a robbery.

The Fire Department said they’re aware of the accusations and said Brown has worked for the City of Tulsa for 17 years.

Skiatook Police and the FBI released a surveillance picture in early March of the male suspect from the OK Capital Bank.

They said the suspect didn’t have a note or a gun, he just asked for money and received it.

Officers said in the past few weeks, they've received several tips from people who know Brown that helped lead to this arrest.

Officers said they've been working with the FBI from the beginning of this case.

Skiatook Police said Brown is also a suspect in a bank robbery that happened in Sperry on May 7th, but no arrest has been made in that case.

Sperry Police then released a surveillance picture of the suspect.

The Tulsa Fire Department confirms he’s a captain within the department and they said he’s been placed on administrative leave at this time.

They said they’re fully cooperating with law enforcement on this investigation and stated, in part, “we expect our employees to act in a manner that continuously builds upon public trust we have worked so hard to obtain.”

Skiatook Police said Brown is currently in custody and will eventually be booked into the Osage County jail.