Charles Alan Dyer Arrested in Texas
|FBI Houston August 25, 2011|
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) announces the arrest of 31-year-old Charles Alan Dyer, of Duncan, Oklahoma. The arrest comes after a nationwide manhunt and the efforts of multiple federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies in Texas and Oklahoma.
At approximately 8:00 a.m. today, at the intersection of Mason and Farmer Roads in the Pecan Grove community of Fort Bend County, Texas, a Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Deputy questioned a man on foot fitting Dyer’s description. He was arrested and taken to the Fort Bend County jail, where a fingerprint check confirmed his identity. Dyer was wanted by the FBI in Oklahoma City for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution. According to law enforcement in Oklahoma, Dyer was scheduled to begin a trial for a state felony charge there, but failed to appear in court on August 15, 2011.
On Sunday, August 21, 2011, the Oklahoma office of the FBI issued a press release requesting public assistance in locating Dyer, making him the subject of a nationwide manhunt.
The investigation which lead to Dyer’s arrest was conducted by the FBI, along with significant assistance from the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office, Texas Highway Patrol, Texas Rangers, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Austin County Sheriff’s Office, Sealy Police Department, San Felipe Police Department, Waller County Sheriff’s Office, and the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office in Oklahoma.
The FBI appreciates the assistance provided by the public and media during the course of this investigation.