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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, March 2, 2020

Oklahoma City Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested

OKLAHOMA CITY – KEITH LAMAR CARTER, 38, of Oklahoma City, has been arrested and charged with robbing the Credit Union One bank, announced U.S. Attorney Timothy J. Downing.

According to an affidavit in support of a criminal complaint filed on February 13, 2020, Carter entered Credit Union One located at 3300 North Lincoln Boulevard in the morning on Monday, December 23.  He allegedly handed a demand note to a teller, who provided approximately $2,260.00 to Carter.  Carter then fled on a BMX style bicycle.  After bank surveillance photos were published in the media and additional investigation was conducted, law enforcement received information that pointed to Carter.  He was arrested in Oklahoma City on February 25 and made an initial appearance the next day.  Today, after a detention hearing, U.S. Magistrate Judge Gary Purcell detained Carter pending trial.

If found guilty of bank robbery, Carter faces a maximum potential penalty of twenty years in prison, three years of supervised release, a fine of $250,000, and mandatory restitution.

This case is a result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation—Oklahoma City Division and the Oklahoma City Police Department.  Assistant U.S. Attorneys Ashley Altshuler and Stan West are prosecuting the case.

The public is reminded that this charge is merely an allegation and that Carter is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. 

Reference is made to public filings for more information.  To download a photo of U.S. Attorney Downing, click here.

Updated March 3, 2020