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Officers from 23 local, state and federal agencies joined U.S. marshals in this year’s fugitive roundup in the western half of Oklahoma.
• Local: Canadian County sheriff; Oklahoma County sheriff; Logan County sheriff; Kay County sheriff; Payne County sheriff; Cleveland County sheriff; Comanche County jail; Grady County sheriff; Lawton police; Oklahoma City police; Yukon police; Seminole police and Del City police.
• State: Oklahoma Highway Patrol; Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Control; Oklahoma Corrections Department; Oklahoma Department of Human Services’ office of inspector general.
• Federal: Drug Enforcement Administration; Secret Service; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; FBI; Fish and Wildlife Department; and U.S. attorney’s office
Notable Operation FALCON arrests
• Tyrone Lee Carr, 36, of Oklahoma City: Carr is charged with five counts of rape and five counts of oral sodomy involving a 13-year-old girl.
• Marquis D. Dorsey, 30, of Altus: Dorsey was wanted in Jackson County on charges of first-degree murder, conspiracy and robbery with a dangerous weapon. He is one of five people charged in the death of an Altus man who was beaten, stabbed and shot after the man was robbed May 31.
• Jerry Don Halstead, 46, of Oklahoma City: Halstead was wanted for allegedly violating his probation in a 2002 manslaughter case filed after his wife died in an alcohol-related crash. Canadian County prosecutors are seeking to revoke Halstead’s 10-year probation, citing his November arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol in Midwest City.
• Merle Allen Massey, 60, of Oklahoma City: Massey was charged May 27 with 30 counts of sexual abuse of a child. He allegedly abused a 17-year-old girl over an eight-month period that ended in April.
• Lisa Monica Gonzales, 36, of Los Angeles: Gonzales faces conspiracy and accessory to a felony charges stemming from a gang-related shooting in June 2003. Marshals in Oklahoma City tracked her to Los Angeles, where she was arrested by authorities there. She was one of the agency’s most wanted fugitives.