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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Two Men Charged in Separate Bank Robberies

Oklahoma City, OklahomaDREW BLANTON, 35, and MARLAND GENE HADLEY, JR., 28, have been charged in separate indictments with bank robbery, announced Mark A. Yancey, United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma.

 

According to an indictment returned by a federal grand jury yesterday, Blanton robbed the Bank of America branch at 2101 West Memorial Road in Oklahoma City on June 21, 2017. He is also charged with conspiring to rob the bank. As described in an affidavit filed on June 23, 2017, Blanton led law enforcement on a short high-speed chase that ended when Blanton crashed into two unoccupied cars in a parking lot. A large amount of money was on the passenger floorboard, consistent with the $54,890 he allegedly took during the robbery. Blanton has been in custody since his arrest.

 

According to an indictment returned by a federal grand jury today, Hadley robbed Security National Bank at 210 North Oakwood Road in Enid, Oklahoma, on June 5, 2017. He is charged with using an air pistol that resembled a firearm. As described in an affidavit filed on June 15, 2017, Hadley held what witnesses described as a black handgun and yelled for everyone in the bank to "get on the floor." An audit determined the bank lost $26,353.40 as a result of the robbery. Hadley has also been in custody since his arrest.

 

If convicted of bank robbery, Blanton could be sentenced to twenty years in prison and three years of supervised release. He could also receive five years in prison and three years of supervised release for conspiring to rob the bank. If convicted, Hadley could be sentenced to 25 years in prison and five years of supervised release for robbing a bank with a dangerous weapon.

 

Reference is made to court records for further information. The public is reminded that Blanton and Hadley are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

 

The case against Blanton is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Oklahoma City Police Department and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney David McCrary. The case against Hadley is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Enid Police Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Mark Stoneman and Nicholas Patterson.

Updated July 20, 2017