QUINTON, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say skeletal remains found late last year in Pittsburg County belong to a fugitive wanted on multiple felony charges.
Muskogee County Sheriff Charles Pearson says the remains found in a wooded area near Quinton belong to Timothy Curtis Peterson of Oktaha. The sheriff says authorities haven't determined how Peterson died or when.
The Muskogee Phoenix reports (http://bit.ly/12bm889 ) that Peterson was wanted in Muskogee County for assault and by the U.S. Marshal's Fugitive Task Force for failing to register as a sex offender.
Investigators in Muskogee County say Peterson was accused of attacking his grandfather with a stick or pool stick. Authorities say a warrant was issued for Peterson's arrest on Sept. 18, 2009. He never appeared in court and was never seen by law enforcement again.