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Tonkawa Police arrest teen with felony warrant


Tonkawa Police department arrested Tyler Dakota Tilley, 19, over the weekend after a $25,000 felony warrant was issued by the Kay County District Court on May 21.

Tilley faces felony charges of: Indecent Proposal to a Child Under the Age of 16-Years Old, Solicit a Minor for Indecent Exposure/Obscene Material and Possession of Child Pornography. According to documents, Ponca City police Det. Sgt. Josh Henderson reports that police located multiple messages containing sexual messages between Tilley and an underage female.

Investigators compiled over 1,300 pages of messages between Tilley and the teen which reportedly included photos and videos containing sexual content. Police interviewed the teen, who reportedly admitted to sending photos to Tilley. The teen told police that he wanted to meet her in Stillwater to have sex and that he knew she was under the age of 16.

Following the issuance of the warrant, numerous tips were given to the Tonkawa Police Department that suggested Tilley’s whereabouts. Some of these locations included Blackwell, several locations in Ponca City, Stillwater, Oklahoma City, and Tonkawa. However, Tilley was not found at any of the addresses or locations tipped to police. Police followed up on all of the tips generated.

Tonkawa Police Officer Latosha Warrior [pictured] and Tonkawa Reserve Police Officer Darrell Mendiola [pictured] investigated another tip that suggested Tilley’s location. Tilley was observed at the Ray See Park in Tonkawa and was arrested at approximately 2:18 p.m. Tilley was taken into custody, without incident, and transported to the Kay County Detention Center based on his warrant. Tilley is presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law. (photo credited to the Tonkawa Police Department)