Bokchito bank robber gets 10 years

By: Mystic Matthews Email
By: Mystic Matthews Email

BRYAN COUNTY, OK - A Bokchito bank robber is headed to prison. Jack Lawson was accused of robbing the First United Bank of Bokchito in June of 2006.

He pled not guilty, but a judge determined in January of this year the case should go to trial.

The trial started Wednesday and the jury deliberated Friday for only 45 minutes.

David Cathey, an investigator for the District Attorney says this was a tough case for the prosecutor, but he is proud of the result. "It was a different case. It was largely circumstantial evidence; not a great deal of direct evidence. They jury had a lot of things to consider and we are very pleased with their consideration of that evidence."

The jury found him guilty of bank robbery and sentenced him to ten years in a state prison.

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