A murder defendant accused of killing a drug house customer "is a Crips gang member from Los Angeles, Calif., ... (who) routinely brings cocaine into the Oklahoma City area for resale," police have reported.
The man, known to police only as "Piggy" or "Dog," has been seen with a submachine gun and has stated "he would not allow himself to be arrested in Oklahoma," Oklahoma City police detective Eric Mullenix reported in court documents filed Tuesday.
The man is one of four defendants accused of leaving the customer tied up in his car June 7, after hiding the car behind a warehouse.
Police said Jewel D. Watley was subdued and moved after he "went wild" from smoking crack at a drug house at 9019 N Hudson.
Police said Watley, 30, of Oklahoma City, died from exposure to the intense heat inside the locked car.
Police said the four defendants intended "to get Watley away so he wouldn't attract attention to the dope house."
One defendant, Darrell Lamar Wiggins, 21, has been in custody since June.
Two others, Theron Ashondre Martin, 16, and Derrick Dodson, 23, were arrested July 26. They have Oklahoma City addresses.
Police said Tuesday "Piggy" has not been arrested or identified.
He is charged as a "John Doe."
His connection to the Crips gang was disclosed in a police request for a search warrant.
The request, dated Sept. 12, was filed Tuesday in Oklahoma County District Court.
Authorities contend Crips and a rival street gang known as Bloods are expanding their drug business from Los Angeles.
Police raided an Oklahoma City house Sept. 12 after an informant reported seeing "Piggy" and cocaine at the house, according to the court documents.
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