Xaviar Babudar, a Kansas Chiefs superfan that allegedly robbed a Tulsa County bank in Oklahoma, was arrested by authorities on Friday near Sacramento, California, federal prosecutors announced Monday. The 28-year-old has been arrested and charged with one count of bank theft and one count of transporting stolen property across state lines, according to CBS News. The two federal charges each carry a sentence of up to 10 years in prison.
“I am thankful for the hard work of the FBI in finding and arresting Xaviar Babudar,” Tulsa County District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler said in a statement Monday, via ESPN. “As Tulsa County was the first jurisdiction to arrest and charge Babudar in December 2022, it is the goal of my office to prosecute him in Tulsa County District Court prior to a federal case. As a fugitive from justice from our jurisdiction after his bond was reduced over our objection, Babudar posed an extreme risk to the public. I am grateful that no other citizen or law enforcement officer was subjected to the violence he demonstrated in Tulsa County, Oklahoma.”
An affidavit accuses Babudar of a robbery that took nearly $70,000 from Great Western Bank in Clive, Iowa in March of 2022. Prosecutors also said that he is suspected in many other robberies and could face additional charges.
Babudar previously landed on the Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers most wanted list in connection to his alleged involvement in the robberies and was listed as the region’s fifth most wanted fugitive. Up until his arrest Friday, he had been on the run after Babudar removed his ankle monitor and missed his arraignment hearing in Tulsa County in March. Once it was determined that Bahudar was on the run, a $1 million bond warrant was issued, according to the Tulsa County District Attorney’s Office.
Babudar was arrested back on Dec. 16 after he allegedly robbed the Tulsa Teachers Credit Union in…