Felon heads back to prison for Yukon carjacking

Pleads no contest to robbery, assault outside Casey’s store

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Kenneth Ray Fuller

By Conrad Dudderar
Staff Writer

EL RENO – An Oklahoma City felon has been sentenced to prison for committing a robbery and assault outside a Yukon-area convenience store.

Kenneth Ray Fuller, 62, pleaded no contest to six criminal charges at a March 30 hearing in Canadian County District Court:

First-degree robbery, attempted second-degree robbery, assault and battery with a deadly weapon, and assault with a dangerous weapon, all felonies; and obstructing an officer and leaving scene of accident involving damage, both misdemeanors.

Prosecutors charged Fuller on March 8, 2021, stemming from a carjacking Feb. 26 at Casey’s General Store, 10600 W Highway 66. Oklahoma City Police investigated the case.

Fuller, represented by public defender J.P. Hill, was sentenced for his crimes pursuant to a plea agreement with the Canadian County District Attorney’s Office.

Canadian County Special Judge Kristan Strubhar sentenced Fuller to serve:

  • 15 years in state prison followed by 15 years suspended for first-degree robbery and assault and battery with a deadly weapon.
  • 10 years in state prison for attempted second-degree robbery and assault with a dangerous weapon.
  • One year in the Canadian County Jail for obstructing an officer and leaving scene of accident involving damage.

Judge Strubhar ordered all six counts to run concurrently with credit for time served.

Fuller awaits transport to the state Department of Corrections, having been housed at the Canadian County Jail since his arrest Feb. 26, 2021.

After his release from prison, Fuller will be supervised by DOC while on probation.

A jury trial due to start June 6 has been stricken from District Judge Jack D. McCurdy II’s docket.

Fuller previously served more than 10 years of a 30-year sentence in prison after February 1996 felony convictions in Kingfisher County for possession with intent to distribute controlled dangerous substance and conspiracy, state DOC records show.

He served seven years on probation after being convicted in September 1979 of first-degree burglary, also in Kingfisher County.

Fuller’s rap sheet includes misdemeanor convictions for possession of methamphetamine and domestic abuse assault in Oklahoma County.

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HOW IT HAPPENED

The February 2021 carjacking incident at Casey’s General Store on Hwy 66 is detailed in a probable cause affidavit filed in Canadian County District Court.

Oklahoma City Police responded at 5:46 a.m. that day to the parking lot of the convenience store just west of Sara Road.

A Yukon man was filling his Chevrolet pickup at a fuel pump when Fuller pushed him and entered the vehicle without the victim’s consent and against his will.

The victim – a retired Yukon police officer – then climbed into the truck and struggled with Fuller trying to thwart the robbery attempt.

Fuller put the pickup in gear and dragged the victim a short distance, placing the man “in fear of serious bodily harm” before the victim let go.

Fuller crashed the pickup into three cars and then through the front doors of the store.

A Casey’s General Store employee reportedly sustained minor injuries when she was hit by one of the cars as she walked by.

The pickup Fuller stole also had struck and damaged an Oklahoma City woman’s Ford sedan.

After leaving the wrecked pickup, Fuller approached a delivery truck driver seated in his truck on the side of the store.

Fuller yelled at the driver to get out of the truck and pulled on the door handle repeatedly while threatening “to do him bodily harm if he resisted.”

The delivery driver, also of Yukon, was put in fear of “immediate and unlawful injury to his person.”

Fuller fled the scene east on Hwy 66 before officers found him and took him into custody. He obstructed one officer by failing to obey a lawful command.

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