By Conrad Dudderar
A Yukon teen faces time in state prison for allegedly robbing two people at gunpoint.
Perry Jonas Nathaniel Withey, 18, was booked at 11:20 a.m. July 11 into the Canadian County Jail on complaints of first-degree robbery and use of a firearm while committing a felony.
The armed theft was reported to Yukon Police about 1:35 a.m. that day in the 2100 block of S Holly.
The victims told officer Cooper Finch they were robbed at gunpoint by two male suspects who took their Apple iPhones and “ran off towards the east side of the park,” according to a Yukon police report.
The alleged victims used an app to track their stolen iPhones, and one phone was “pinging” at a house on Ronald Street.
After contacting individuals in the home, officer Finch arrested Withey for using the gun to commit the robbery and allowing a minor to possess a firearm.
‘FEAR OF SERIOUS HARM’
Withey was formally charged July 15 in Canadian County District Court with two counts of first-degree robbery, a felony crime.
Assistant District Attorney Austin T. Murrey alleges Withey wrongfully took the iPhones in the “immediate presence” of a male victim from Bethany and a female victim from Oklahoma City without their consent and against their will.
Oklahoma state law classifies the July 11th heist as first-degree robbery because the defendant intentionally placed the alleged victims “in fear of immediate serious bodily injury by means of assault with a crowbar and handgun,” according to court documents.
If convicted of first-degree robbery, Withey faces not less than 10 years in prison and a maximum $10,000 fine on each count.
The court case has been assigned to Canadian County District Judge Jack D. McCurdy II.