The Stillwater Police Department is asking the public’s help in locating a wanted felon.

A felony warrant has been issued for Anthony Wayne Jacobs, a 20-year-old black male. His last known address is 2100 N. Union, No. 1116, Ponca City.

He is facing felony charges of pointing a firearm and possessing a firearm.

Jan. 1, Stillwater Police officers were patrolling in the area of Ninth Avenue and Walnut Street. Extra patrols had been detailed in the area due to a number of pharmacy burglaries.

According to the police report, two subjects were seen loitering in the area. They were acting suspicious and both were wearing sweatshirt jackets with hoods that concealed their faces.

Officers attempted to contact the men but they began walking away and ignored requests from the officers to stop. The men were later identified as Jacobs and Chavas Lonell Burton, 20, from Enid.

Burton was apprehended and the officer observed him place his hand in the front pocket of his jacket. A revolver was discovered in the pocket of his jacket and he was arrested for carrying a concealed weapon.

A second officer approached Jacobs, who allegedly pulled a handgun from his pocket and pointed it at the officer. The officer pulled his own firearm and aimed it at Jacobs.

A vehicle that was traveling westbound on Ninth Avenue came between the two men, which prevented the officer from taking a clear shot and allowed Jacobs to escape. Jacobs then eluded police during a foot pursuit.

Upon initial contact with the two men, an older model four-door car was seen in the area and Jacobs and Burton had yelled for it to stop. There were at least two males in the front of the car and they fled as soon as the police showed up. The car was found in the parking lot of Consumers IGA, 909 W. Sixth.

When questioned, the driver of the car stated he did not know why Jacobs ran and only knew him by the name “Amp.”

Burton also claims that is the only name he knew him by and that they had met at a New Year’s party earlier that night at the Relax Inn, 2313 W. Sixth. It was learned later that Burton allegedly had previous association with Jacobs dating to 2004, when Jacobs ran from officers in a stolen vehicle. Burton was a passenger in the car and told officers that Jacobs was his brother.

Officers were able to obtain a room number and questioned two females who had attended the party. According to police, at some point during the evening a fight erupted and several people left, including Jacobs.

A cell phone number was obtained for Jacobs and officers were able to contact him. They attempted to get him to turn himself in but Jacobs refused, telling the officer “I will be shooting when I see you.”

Jacobs has two previous felony convictions for narcotics charges in Payne County.

Police say he should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information regarding Jacobs should call their local police department or the SPD at (405) 372-4171.

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