Two Ponca City men indicted in Yale Drug Store armed robbery

Ponca City Now - June 5, 2019 11:19 am

OKLAHOMA CITY — A federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging Tanner Blake Jensen, 28, and Rodney Tyrone Fahs, 26, both of Ponca City, in connection with an armed robbery of the Yale Drug Store, First Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert J. Troester announced Tuesday night.

According to court records, on Dec. 26, 2018, Jensen entered the Yale Drug Store in Yale, Oklahoma, where he brandished a firearm in the presence of a customer and two employees during a robbery.  Both defendants are alleged to have been involved in stealing opioids, which are controlled substances, from the drug store.

The indictment alleges in Count 1 that the defendants unlawfully interfered with commerce by robbery under the Hobbs Act.  In Count 2, Jensen is charged with brandishing a firearm in relation to a crime of violence. 

If found guilty on Count 1, each defendant faces up to 20 years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000, and up to three years of supervised release.

If found guilty on Count 2, Jensen faces not less than seven years and up to life in prison, a fine of up to $250,000, and up to five years of supervised release.

 

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