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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 4, 2020

Three Men Charged in Separate and Unrelated Bank Robbery Cases

OKLAHOMA CITY – Three men have been charged in separate and unrelated bank robbery cases, announced Timothy J. Downing, United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma.

On June 3, 2020, a federal grand jury indicted Keith Lamar Carter, 37, of Oklahoma City, for bank robbery.  The indictment alleges that on December 23, 2019, Carter entered Credit Union One of Oklahoma, located at 3300 N. Lincoln Boulevard, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and handed a demand note to a teller, who provided money to Carter. He 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.  On February 13, 2020, he was charged by criminal complaint and arrested on February 25, 2020.   If convicted, Carter faces a maximum penalty of twenty years in prison, three years of supervised release, a fine of up to $250,000, and restitution.  Assistant U.S. Attorneys Ashley Altshuler and Stanley West are prosecuting the case.

On June 3, 2020, a federal grand jury indicted Brandon Scott Newberry, 39, of Ada, of bank robbery.  The indictment alleges that on May 12, 2020, Newberry entered City National Bank and Trust, located at 9011 NE 23rd Street, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and that he handed a demand note to a teller, who provided money to Newberry.  On May 15, 2020, law enforcement arrested Newberry based on an arrest warrant that arose out of a criminal complaint.  If convicted, Newberry faces a maximum penalty of twenty years in prison, three years of supervised release, a fine of up to $250,000, and restitution.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Stanley West is prosecuting this case.

On June 3, 2020, a federal grand jury indicted John Scott Brooks, 36, of Lawton, for bank robbery.  The indictment alleges that on March 23, 2020, Brooks robbed the Southwest Oklahoma Federal Credit Union (SOFCU), located at 6714 West Gore Boulevard, Lawton, Oklahoma, and that he used a fake bomb during the robbery.  Law enforcement had previously arrested Brooks on April 2, 2020 for the robbery.  If convicted on Count 1, Brooks faces a maximum penalty of twenty years in prison, three years of supervised release, a fine of up to $250,000, and restitution.  In Count 2 of the indictment, Brooks is charged with conveying a bomb threat during the robbery.  If convicted on Count 2, Brooks faces a maximum penalty of up to a 10-year sentence, three years of supervised release, and a fine of up to $250,000.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Edward J. Kumiega is prosecuting the case.

These cases are the result of investigations by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Oklahoma City Field Office, the Lawton Police Department, and the Oklahoma City Police Department. 

Reference is made to court filings for further information. An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt.  Each defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the government must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.  To download a photo of U.S. Attorney Downing, click here.

Updated June 4, 2020