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May 5, 2014

Amber Alert cancelled after 8-year-old found unharmed

TULSA —

An eight-year-old girl, who was kidnapped from a playground at a Tulsa apartment complex Sunday evening, has been found.
Monserrat Aguirre was located by Tulsa police investigators at approximately 2:30 a.m. Monday in a wooded area within Creek County, according to a TPD news release. Aguiree was found unharmed and returned to her family.
At 11:15 p.m. Sunday, investigators received information of a man who had purchased girls clothing from a Creek County Dollar General, and matched the description of a suspect in connection with the Amber Alert issued about an hour earlier. 
The suspect, identified as Michael D. Slatton, 33, of Claremore, was discovered by Sapulpa police at the 1700 block of S. Main St., however, he was able to flee before being captured by officers. 
Slatton was arrested by Tulsa police just after 2 a.m. near the wooded area.
The Tulsa Police Department issued an Amber Alert Sunday night after Aguirre was taken from a playground at the Willow Bend apartments in Tulsa.
At approximately 7:20 p.m., a small four-door car, pulled up and a white male, believed to be Slatton, grabbed Aguirre and took her to his car before driving away.
Witnesses could only describe the suspect as a white male, possibly with a beard and wearing a hat. They described the car as a Ford Focus or Ford Escape.
Slatton was booked into the Tulsa Jail on a kidnapping charge. Bond has been set at $50,000.
According to Oklahoma Department of Corrections records, Slatton was incarcerated in Tulsa County for three counts of possession of controlled drug, possession of anothers debit card and knowingly concealing stolen property in 2006. 
Soon after, he served five years in prison for a 2006 Rogers County aggravated sexual battery conviction.
Slatton was released from custody on Dec. 14, 2013 after serving an additional two years for a 2006 Rogers County first degree robbery conviction.

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