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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Oklahoma

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, April 26, 2013

City Man Charged With Robbery Metro Bank With Firearm

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – JOSHUA ANTONIO MCCLENDON, 27, from Oklahoma City, has been arrested and charged with robbing the First Fidelity Bank located at 700 SW 29th, Oklahoma City, announced Sanford C. Coats, United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma.

According to the criminal complaint, McClendon is alleged to have entered the bank at 4:20 p.m. yesterday, April 25, 2013, armed with a handgun, where he robbed the bank and fled. Oklahoma City Police officers responding to the bank robbery located McClendon in the 700 block of SW 28th where he was arrested without incident.

If convicted, McClendon faces up to 25 years in prison. The public is reminded that the indictment is merely an accusation and that the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

This case is the result of an investigation by the Oklahoma City Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Ashley L. Altshuler.