Bounty bios

Modified: May 18, 2013 at 12:39 am •  Published: May 20, 2013
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Ryan Lopez, 31

Lopez was introduced to bounty hunting at age 20 by a guest speaker in a class at the University of Central Oklahoma, where he played football. He has been on the job for 11 years. Lopez also has under his belt over 25 mixed martial arts bouts and was a contestant of season eight of The Ultimate Fighter. He is married with three children.

Eric London, 29

London met Lopez at the University of Central Oklahoma, where London wrestled for two years. He taught physical education at Heritage Hall for five years, where he was also the wrestling coach. He began working as a full-time bounty hunter last May. London is married, and his wife is expecting their first child.

Tjay Nikkel, 30

Nikkel formerly made his living as a roofer and metal fabricator. His previous claim to fame was fabricating the metal for the water tower above Zio's in downtown Oklahoma City. His neighbor was a bail bondsman who did his own bounty hunting and that's where Nikkel got his first taste and also met Lopez. He joined Pursuit Team OKC full-time in February 2013.

Mike Parsons, 40

Parsons is the only member of Pursuit Team OKC with a law enforcement background, serving a year each with the Ardmore and Lone Grove police departments before working for the Department of Energy where he safeguarded nuclear facilities in Bay City, Texas. He was doing fugitive recovery in the Dallas-Fort Worth area when he was recruited by Lopez. He joined Pursuit Team OKC in March 2013.

TV appearance

Pursuit Team OKC is scheduled to be featured on an episode of “Dog and Beth: On the Hunt” that is set to premiere in June.


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