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Oklahoma crime briefs for Sept. 10

Oklahoma crime briefs for Sept. 10
Published: September 9, 2013

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Oklahoma City

Man pleads

in bank heists

The fifth of six men implicated in a bank robbery ring pleaded guilty to bank robbery in federal court Monday. Nicholas Deshon Tubbs, 21, of Oklahoma City, was ordered to pay $5,734 restitution to Bank of Oklahoma. Charles Glen Johnson, 19, is the only accused man whose case has yet to be resolved. Tubbs was remanded to the Federal Bureau of Prisons until sentencing. The men were charged in a string of robberies that occurred from Jan. 18 through April 12.


Wichita, Kan.

Quapaw man pleads guilty

An Oklahoma man has pleaded guilty to robbing a bank in southeast Kansas earlier this summer. The U.S. attorney's office says Thomas Hass, 44, of Quapaw, entered the plea Monday in federal court in Wichita. He faces up to 20 years in prison at sentencing Nov. 25. Investigators said Hass entered the American Branch in Galena on July 22 and requested a loan application. He then pulled a gun and demanded money. The weapon turned out to be a pellet gun that shot rubber pellets. Hass was arrested within days after surveillance photos from a nearby convenience store brought tips from the public. One caller said Hass had approached a woman saying he had recently obtained a large amount of money and wanted to take her to Las Vegas.

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