Texas Man Wanted for Child Sex Crime, Caught in Separate Bethany Burglary

Wednesday, July 29th 2020, 9:07 pm


Oklahoma County deputies arrested 33-year old Miguel Vega following an attempted home break-in and car burglary near Council and Northwest 36th Street.

Vega was arrested last week. After deputies ran his name through their database, they discovered he was also a wanted man in Texas.

"He found he had an outstanding warrant out of Texas for indecent acts with a child," Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Officer Public Information Director Mark Myers said.

The scene of the break-in and burglary was tense before police arrived.

The victim told investigators that Vega allegedly tried to open the door to his property, so the homeowner confronted the suspect.

Vega reportedly crossed the street but came back moments later. He was then seen trying to break into the victim's vehicle.

"It should drive home to folks, even when you're at home, keep your doors locked," Myers said.

Vega was found with no weapons, but investigators said he did have a large amount of ammunition in his possession.

"Our deputy ended up searching this individual. He (Vega) had a backpack on him, and he (the deputy) found over 150 rounds of ammunition, that stuck out to the deputy as well. It was taken into custody," Myers said. 

Vega will be extradited to Texas but is being held at the Oklahoma County Detention Center at this time.