Authorities identify remains found near Quinton

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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 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.

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