An Oklahoma City man arrested after a bank robbery Thursday was charged with the crime Friday, federal authorities said.
Joshua Antonio McClendon, 27, is charged with robbing First Fidelity Bank, 700 SW 29, according to a U.S. Department of Justice news release.
McClendon entered the bank about 4:20 p.m. Thursday armed with a pistol, jumped behind the counter, put cash into a bag and fled on foot, according to the criminal complaint.
An 8-year-old boy playing outside pointed an Oklahoma City police officer in the direction of a detached garage at SW 28 and Olie Avenue. The officer approached the house as McClendon was leaving and arrested him after a brief chase, according to the complaint.
Investigators found clothes, a black air-soft pellet gun, a black bandanna and the money from the robbery inside the garage.
McClendon pleaded guilty to assault and battery with a dangerous weapon in 2010 and to possession of an offensive weapon while committing a felony in 2008.