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

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Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Woman Sentenced for Taking Part in a Robbery that Resulted in the Victim being Stabbed

A 24-year-old Sand Springs woman who aided her boyfriend in a 2018 robbery was sentenced Tuesday in federal court, announced U.S. Attorney Clint Johnson.

“Tori Lasley knowingly took part in a planned robbery and consequently will be incarcerated for seven years,” said U.S. Attorney Clint Johnson. “Federal prosecutors and our partners at the FBI and Tulsa Police Department will vigorously pursue and hold accountable individuals who commit violent crime within our community.”

U.S. District Judge Claire V. Eagan sentenced Tori Lynn Lasley to seven years in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release.

Lasley pleaded guilty on Nov. 3, 2021, to robbery in Indian Country. In her plea agreement, Lasley admitted that she aided Peyton Drew Keele, 32, of Tryon, in robbing the victim on May 28, 2018. She stated that they went to the victim’s apartment, and once inside, Keele stabbed the victim in the leg so the two defendants could take items of value from the victim and his home. Lasley admitted that she knew what Keele was going to do and intentionally participated in the robbery.

According to court documents, the victim was suffering from a stab wound to the leg when officers responded to the scene. The victim reported that Keele, also known as “Duck,” and his girlfriend Lasley had entered his apartment under the ruse of returning a cell phone they had previously stolen from him.  

Keele then demanded to know where the money was that the victim’s wife had recently won while gambling. The victim indicated he no longer had the money, and Keele stabbed him in the leg. The couple then stole numerous items belonging to the victim. As he was leaving, Keele told the victim, “No hard feelings.” Items stolen included jewelry, a wallet, a cell phone, an antique revolver and the victim’s car.

During the investigation, officers discovered Lasley had been arrested while driving a vehicle without a valid driver’s license. A vehicle inventory was conducted prior to the vehicle being towed. That inventory listed multiple items that were known to have been taken during the robbery.

Lasley is a citizen of the Seminole Nation, and the crime occurred within the boundaries of the Muscogee Nation reservation.

The FBI and Tulsa Police Department conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas E. Buscemi is prosecuting the case.

Topic(s): 
Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime
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Updated March 1, 2022