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Ada Resident Sentenced For Bank Robbery

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Oklahoma

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Matthew Thomas Pettigrew, age 42, of Ada, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 46 months for Bank Robbery on April 6, 2023.

The charge arose from an investigation by the Ada Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

On November 15, 2021, Pettigrew entered the Citizens Bank of Ada, a federally insured financial institution, and demanded money.  The following day law enforcement officers tracked Pettigrew to a casino, where he was arrested.

On March 9, 2022, Pettigrew pleaded guilty to one count of Bank Robbery.

The Honorable Charles B. Goodwin, United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, presided over the case and sentenced Pettigrew in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  Pettigrew was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal at the conclusion of his sentencing.  He will remain in custody pending transportation to a designated United States Bureau of Prisons facility to serve his sentence of incarceration.

Assistant United States Attorney Cameron McEwen represented the United States.

Updated May 12, 2023

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