Groping, indecent exposure suspect arrested in Missouri
BY DAVID HARPER World Staff Writer
Friday, February 01, 2013
A man who is suspected of groping and exposing himself to women in the Tulsa area has been arrested in Missouri, Tulsa police reported.
Jaime Thomas Hartness, 32, was arrested Friday evening by the Jasper County (Mo.) Sheriff’s Department and the U.S. Marshals Service, Officer Leland Ashley said.
He was charged in Tulsa County District Court on Thursday with four counts of sexual battery and three counts of indecent exposure, records show.
Police announced that day that they were searching for Hartness in connection with a series of sexual batteries in the Woodland Hills Mall area as well as in Broken Arrow and Bixby.
Hartness is a registered sex offender from Carthage, Mo., police said.