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.


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