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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, June 6, 2016

Twenty-Two Year Old Man Sentenced to a Total of Five Years in Prison for Two "Note Job" Robberies and Violating His Supervised Released

TULSA, Okla.—Dustin Scott Ross, 22, Fort Gibson, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 52 months in prison for robbing the Arvest Bank on 4548 East 51st Street and the CVS Pharmacy on 4107 South Harvard Avenue, announced Danny C. Williams Sr., United States Attorney for the Northern District of Oklahoma. Chief United States District Court Judge Gregory K. Frizzell also sentenced Ross to three years of supervised release following his prison sentence and ordered him to pay restitution to the victims of his crimes.

On November 4, 2015, Ross robbed the Arvest bank by handing a teller a threatening note. After the bank robbery, Ross was quickly identified because of a tip from Crime Stoppers. On November 19, 2015, Ross robbed the CVS using another threatening note. He was quickly apprehended by the Tulsa Police Department that day.

Judge Frizzell also sentenced Ross to eight months in prison, to be served consecutive to his robbery sentence, for violating the conditions of his supervised release. After release from the Federal Bureau of Prisons, offenders are often placed on supervised release, which imposes certain conditions and restrictions. The primary purpose of supervised release is to help recently released offenders reintegrate back into society. Ross was on supervised release for Bank Fraud when he committed the two robberies. 

This case was investigated by the Tulsa Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant United States Attorney Neal C. Hong prosecuted the case.

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Updated June 6, 2016