Tulsa rape suspect arrested at Pensacola airport

PENSACOLA, Fla. (WKRG) — A Kansas man accused of rape in Oklahoma is in Escambia County jail after allegedly attempting to flee the country, according to the Tulsa Police Department.

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Samuel Dylan Shields, 32, of Hutchinson, Kansas, is being held without bond as an out-of-state fugitive. He was located and arrested Saturday at the Pensacola International Airport.

Samuel Dylan Shields. (Photo courtesy of the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office)
Samuel Dylan Shields. (Photo courtesy of the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office)

Tulsa police said a pregnant woman reported on Jan. 15 she was raped and sexually assaulted by her roommate, Samuel Shields.

Police said Shields did not cooperate with the investigation or meet with detectives. He was charged with first-degree rape on Friday, March 15.

Tulsa police reportedly were notified that Shields had quit his job and planned to flee the country.

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Shields reportedly was located at the Pensacola International Airport on Saturday, March 16, with a boarding pass to San Juan, Puerto Rico.

The Transportation Security Administration reportedly questioned Shields, and he was then taken into custody and booked into jail.

Tulsa police credited the Pensacola Police Department for assisting in the arrest of Shields.

They said Shields would be brought back to Tulsa to face his charges.

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