A fugitive was apprehended in Oklahoma after a manhunt involving tribal, local and state agencies. Photo courtesy Wyandotte Nation Police
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Wyandotte Nation casino theft suspect arrested after manhunt



A suspect in a theft at the casino owned by the Wyandotte Nation was captured after a large manhunt involving tribal, local and and state police in Oklahoma.

Robert Bailey, 32, was wanted for the prior theft of a tip jar at the River Bend Casino and Hotel when he returned to the facility on Friday morning, according to news reports. Casino security spotted him but he fled from police into a wooded area.

Law enforcement and agencies from the Wyandotte Nation, the Eastern Shawnee Tribe and the Quapaw Tribe assisted with the search for Bailey on land, in water and from the air, The Miami News-Record reported. The heavy presence led to his capture later in the afternoon on Friday.

Manhunt fugitive Robert Bailey was apprehended. Photos courtesy of Wyandotte Nation Police

Posted by Melinda Bowman Stotts on Friday, June 2, 2017
Photos shared by the Wyandotte Nation Police on Facebook show Robert Bailey in custody after a manhunt on June 2, 2017.

"Let it be known that if you come and or commit a crime in Ottawa County, we will hunt you down!" Ottawa County Sheriff Jeremy Floyd wrote on Facebook after the arrest. Portions of the manhunt were broadcast live on local media.

Details on the casino tip jar theft, including date of incident and amount of money, weren't reported. Bailey is also wanted on other charges in Oklahoma, The News-Record reported.

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