Nationwide manhunt for man last believed in Tulsa

A nationwide manhunt is underway for this man.

Alex B. Deaton is 28 years old and is being sought after accusations of him strangling his girlfriend to death. He's also the person of interest in the murder of a 69-year-old woman, who officers found shot to death inside a church.

Highway Patrol officers said his last known location was in the Tulsa, Oklahoma area.

Deaton is considered to be "very dangerous" and may be armed with multiple handguns. The 28-year-old, who is now charged with first-degree murder and assault, had no criminal history prior to his alleged crime spree.

The local Sheriff said "Something inside of him appears to have snapped."

Deaton is accused of strangling his 30-year-old girlfriend, Heather Robinson, at an apartment. Officers found her body on Friday, Feb. 24. Earlier that morning, a female jogger told police a white man with facial hair shot her from his driver's window. Police have not released the name of the jogger and her condition is unknown.

Meanwhile, investigators were also looking into Deaton's role in the fatal shooting of 69-year-old Brenda Pinter. On Thursday, police found Pinter dead inside Dixon Baptist Church, about 60 miles away from Deaton's apartment. 

The piece of evidence purportedly connecting Deaton to all three cases is a 2012 white GMC Acadia, which is the SUV police believe he's driving. 

The FBI, Rankin County police and Crime Stoppers are offering a reward of $27,500 for information leading to the arrest of Deaton. 

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