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

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Oklahoma Man Sentenced for Bank Robbery

Oklahoma City, OklahomaJESSE MICHAEL O’DAY, 23, of Norman, Oklahoma, was sentenced today to 42 months in prison for bank robbery, announced Mark A. Yancey, United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma.


On January 18, 2017, a federal grand jury charged O’Day with robbing a BancFirst branch in Norman, Oklahoma, on October 24, 2016, and a MidFirst Bank in Oklahoma City on November 15, 2016. A bank surveillance photo from the BancFirst robbery revealed that O’Day was wearing a black t-shirt featuring a cat posing for a jail booking photograph.


On March 8, 2017, O’Day entered a plea of guilty to robbing the BancFirst branch.


Today U.S. District Judge Stephen P. Friot sentenced O’Day to 42 months in the custody of the Federal Bureau of Prisons. After his prison term, O’Day will serve three years on supervised release. O’Day was also ordered to pay $8,000 in restitution to BancFirst and $1,158.50 to MidFirst Bank.


This case is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Oklahoma City Police Department, and the Norman Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Nicholas J. Patterson prosecuted the case.

Updated August 11, 2017