Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Call From Video Vigilante Results in Arrest of Robinson Drug Dealer

9/7/07 -- OKC, OK - A previously convicted felon wanted on drug dealing charges is taken into custody after JohnTV.com's own Video Vigilante, Brian Bates, places a call to police.

A felony arrest warrant for John Lavon Morris, 39, was issued August 16. Yesterday afternoon, Bates saw Morris - who goes by the street name 'Meat Head' - loitering near SW 15th and South Robinson Ave.

A member of JohnTV.com had previously notified Bates of Morris' wanted status.

Bates called 911 and told police where Morris could be found. Within minutes, three Oklahoma City Police units were on the scene and Morris was taken into custody without incident.

Morris' arrest and OCPD's swift response was captured on video (see all JohnTV.com videos here).

Morris is currently being held in the Oklahoma County jail on a $10,000 bond.

Morris was recently arrested for allegedly breaking into a wheelchair bound woman's apartment and stealing her medication. The victim of the robbery has since died.

JohnTV.com encourages citizens to stay informed of the criminal element in their community and call police.

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