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Texas Man Pleads Guilty for Role in Armed Bank Robbery in Northwest Oklahoma City

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

Two Defendants from Nebraska Previously Pleaded Guilty to Their Role in the Armed Bank Robbery

OKLAHOMA CITY – Today, CHRISTIAN DELEON LANE, 36, of Dallas, Texas, pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting an armed bank robbery in the metro, announced U.S. Attorney Robert J. Troester.

On March 21, 2023, a federal grand jury returned a three-count Indictment against Lane and two co-defendants, David John-Matthew Davis, 40, and Paris Kathryn Mace, 30, both of Omaha, Nebraska, for their roles in a metro bank robbery in February 2023. According to an affidavit previously filed in support of a criminal complaint, on February 23, 2023, Davis entered a bank in northwest Oklahoma City armed with a pistol. The affidavit alleges Davis pointed the firearm at multiple employees and ordered them to open the bank’s vault. After Davis filled a bag with money, he left the bank in a car without a license plate. Authorities found the car abandoned in a nearby parking lot, where surveillance video depicted Davis exit the car and get into a blue SUV driven by someone else.

The affidavit further alleges that Mace had rented the blue SUV and that Lane had purchased the abandoned car two days before the robbery. The day after Lane purchased the vehicle, Lane had reported to law enforcement that the car was missing and that he believed it had been stolen, but he declined to file a stolen vehicle report. The affidavit further alleges that surveillance video from an Oklahoma City motel depicted Davis, Lane, and Mace interacting with each other days before the robbery.

Today, Lane pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting armed bank robbery, and he admitted to purchasing the vehicle later used in furtherance of the crime.

Both Mace and Davis previously pleaded guilty in the case.  In October 2023, Mace pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting the armed robbery.  In February 2024, Davis pleaded guilty to armed bank robbery and to possession of a firearm during the bank robbery.  Each defendant, by pleading guilty to the armed bank robbery, faces punishment up to 25 years in federal prison, a $250,000 fine, and restitution to the victim bank.  In addition, Davis faces not less than five years in federal prison and up to life imprisonment, along with a $250,000 fine, for possession of the firearm during the bank robbery.  Davis’s sentence for the firearm count must be served consecutively to his sentence for the armed bank robbery.

This case is the result of an investigation by the FBI Oklahoma City, Dallas, and Omaha Field Offices and the Oklahoma City Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Wilson D. McGarry and Daniel Gridley are prosecuting the case.

Reference is made to public filings for additional information.

Updated April 3, 2024

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