Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Video Vigilante Aids in Arrest of Fugitive

3/21/07 -- OKC, OK - Local video activist aids in arrest of a wanted fugitive with a felony record this afternoon and it is all caught on camera. At about 3:20p.m. Brian Bates, aka the Video Vigilante and founder of, witnessed a man on South Robinson Ave. that he knew to have outstanding warrants. Bates, along with another man, called the Oklahoma City Marshals office to report the fugitive's location. The man, Alphonzo Fields, 42, a convicted felon, has long been rumored to buy and sell drugs in the Capitol Hill area. Bates says that on at least two occasions Fields has threatened Bates's life. Bates followed Fields until a City Marshal was able to pull him over and place Fields under arrest. Fields was booked into the Oklahoma County jail for outstanding warrants on assault and battery, traffic tickets and failure to appear. Fields's criminal history includes; 1998 conviction for public drunk. 2002 failure to appear (open case with warrant). 2002 disregarding a traffic signal (open case with warrant). 1996 charged with assault. 1996 conviction for destroying property. 2002 conviction for DUI, speeding, and misc. traffic violations. 2002 conviction for DUI and misc. traffic violations. 1999 conviction for domestic abuse. 1997 conviction for robbery in the 1st degree after felony conviction. 1997 conviction for carrying a firearm while drunk. Click here to see Fields's DOC record.

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