A federal grand jury in Oklahoma City handed down 14 indictments this week, including four connected to a string of bank robberies in the state from October to December.
There were more than 60 bank robbery attempts made across in the state in 2013, nearly tripling 2012's total of 23, FBI spokesman Rick Rains said.
Caleb Jevon Daniels, 37, of Oklahoma City, was charged with three counts of bank robbery. Daniels is accused of robbing two MidFirst Banks; the branch at 13240 N May Ave. on Oct. 31 and Dec. 19, and at 6351 N MacArthur on Dec. 19.
Daniels was taken into custody on Dec. 20 by Oklahoma City police and FBI agents at his home in the 800 block of NW 30. According to the indictment, Daniels faces a maximum of 20 years in federal prison for each count if found guilty.
Kyle Robert Richard, 27, of Yukon, was charged with one count of bank robbery and another count of brandishing a weapon during a crime of violence. The charges stem from a robbery attempt on Dec. 10 at the Yukon National Bank, 235 S Yukon Parkway.
The FBI reported the robber in that case wore “an old woman's mask with what appeared to be a nun's habit” during the robbery. Authorities tracked Richard down on Dec. 13 thanks to a vehicle description and license plate number acquired from a witness at the bank.
Richard faces up to 25 years on the robbery attempt and another seven years on the weapons charge if found guilty, according to the indictment.
Ardis Anne Glover, 39, of Oklahoma City, was charged with one count of bank robbery. She is accused of robbing the Arvest Bank at 7800 Northwest Expressway on Dec. 6. FBI officials said the robber implied she had a gun and ordered the bank teller to “put the money in the bag.” Glover was arrested the same day at her home on the 7800 block of Hanover Way.
Glover faces up to 20 years in prison if found guilty, according to the indictment.
Alice Jean Underwood, 51, was charged with one count of bank robbery. Underwood was arrested within minutes of an attempted robbery Dec. 23 at the Tinker Federal Credit Union, 1177 NE 23. Police and FBI agents said the robber in that case claimed to have a bomb when she handed a note to a bank teller demanding money.
Underwood faces up to 20 years in prison if found guilty, according to the indictment.
Twelve other people also were named in federal indictments: Christopher Torres was charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm and possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute; Horacio Garcia Jr. and Nathan Riley were charged with possession of meth with intent to distribute; Gian Jaques Douglas was charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute; Martin Carrillo-Lopez and Aurelio Isiordia-Islas were charged with possession of a Schedule I controlled substance with intent to distribute; Mary Evone Morris was charged with distribution of a Schedule II controlled substance; Laura Jean Shoulders was charged with sexual exploitation of a minor; Charles Daniel Layne was charged with receipt and transportation of child pornography; and Jose Sambrano-Almazan, Guadalupe Beltran-Ariaza and Salvador Gonzales-Alvarado were charged with unlawful re-entry into the U.S.