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Man From Wayne, Ok Sentenced To Serve Seven Years In Federal Prison For Purcell, Ok Robbery Involving Uzi-Style Airsoft Gun

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

OKLAHOMA CITY – Yesterday, SEAN ROBERT TYSON, 32, of Wayne, Oklahoma, was sentenced to serve 84 months in federal prison for a Purcell, Oklahoma, robbery involving an Uzi-style airsoft gun, announced U.S. Attorney Robert J. Troester. 

Public records reflect that Tyson was initially charged and sentenced in the District Court of McClain County, Oklahoma.   That conviction was dismissed based on the United States Supreme Court ruling in McGirt v. Oklahoma.   On June 28, 2021, a one-count Information was filed in federal court against Tyson that charged him with Robbery in Indian Country.  On July 15, 2021, Tyson pleaded guilty to the Information.  According to court records, Tyson asked to borrow the victim’s phone while at Star Travel Plaza in Purcell. When the call concluded, Tyson pointed what looked like a real Uzi firearm at the victim and a two-year-old child held by the victim, saying to the victim that the phone now belonged to Tyson.  He then fled in a vehicle with the victim’s phone.   

At the sentencing hearing yesterday, U.S. District Court Judge Patrick Wyrick sentenced Tyson to serve 84 months in federal prison.  In support of his sentence, Judge Wyrick cited, among other things, the serious nature of the offense, Tyson’s criminal history, and the impact of the robbery on the victim family.  Judge Wyrick also ordered that upon release from prison, Tyson must serve three years of supervised release.  Tyson has been in federal custody since his arrest on May 28, 2021. Tyson is an admitted member of the Universal Aryan Brotherhood.

This case was the result of an investigation by the FBI Oklahoma City Field Office and the Purcell Police Department.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Daniel Gridley, Jr. prosecuted the case.

Reference is made to public filings for more information.

Updated July 12, 2022

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