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Oklahoma County Sheriff Nabs Suspected Vehicle Thief

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Sylvester Tucker mug shot. Sylvester Tucker mug shot.

The Oklahoma County Sheriff is credited with nabbing a stolen vehicle suspect after a traffic stop on the southwest side of the metro, Tuesday afternoon.

The stop happened near Interstate 40 and S. Shields Blvd. Authorities say Sheriff John Whetsel observed speeding and run a red light in the area before initiating the traffic stop.

A check revealed that the vehicle was stolen and the driver’s license had been revoked. The driver, 42-year-old Sylvester Tucker was then placed under arrest.

Tucker had recently been released from prison and had a lengthy criminal background, which included charges for robbery and drugs. 

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