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'Armed, dangerous' AZ suspect found in Oklahoma

Posted at 12:37 PM, Apr 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-15 17:53:04-04

An "armed and dangerous" suspect wanted in connection with a shooting in Coolidge earlier this month has been captured in Oklahoma.

U.S. Marshals spokeswoman Amelia Swenhaugen said 31-year-old Joey Sisney (also known as Joey Mata) was taken into custody Thursday morning in Enid, Okla.

Sisney has been on the run since April 7, when police say he shot a man in a Coolidge neighborhood and fled in a stolen vehicle.

Swenhaugen said Sisney, a documented member of a street gang, has an extensive criminal history, including unlawful flight from law enforcement, theft, burglary, aggravated assault, and tampering with evidence.

Deputy U.S. Marshals and Task Force officers in Oklahoma identified Sisney at an apartment complex, as he was getting into a vehicle. Officers confronted Sisney, who then led crews in a brief pursuit.

Swenhaugen said Sisney was apprehended and taken into custody without further incident.