Okla. Man Charged In Rape Now Faces Robbery Count

Ponca City Now - October 23, 2013 6:33 am

GANS, Okla. (AP) – A man already in the Sequoyah County Jail on rape charges now stands accused of a March convenience store robbery.

Authorities say 50-year-old James A. Reed of Gans was being held on two rape counts when investigators allegedly tied him to the March 24 robbery of Git-N-Go store in Gans.

The Southwest Times Record reports Reed is accused of robbery with a firearm. Sequoyah County Sheriff Ron Lockhart says Reed walked into the store with a gun drawn and demanded cash.

The robber forced the clerk into the store’s cooler before he fled.

Lockhart says an investigator received a tip that led to the robbery charge against Reed. It was unclear whether Reed had a lawyer.

 

Latest Stories

Rep. Lucas : ‘I’m vaccinated … and you should be too’

TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) – Rep. Frank Lucas is urging Oklahomans to get vaccinated against COVID-19. In...

OU Children’s Hospital: children are becoming critically ill from COVID

OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) — As COVID-19 cases continue to climb across Oklahoma, officials say, this time around,...

COVID cases affecting participants at Falls Creek Church Camp

DAVIS, Okla. (KFOR) – The rise in COVID cases is affecting Falls Creek Church Camp. Brian...