By Conrad Dudderar
EL RENO – A Yukon woman faces a long prison sentence for her role in an alleged armed robbery at a truck stop in far west Canadian County.
Hilary Ebera Iannuccilli, 55, was formally charged Feb. 23 in Canadian County District Court with three felonies – first-degree robbery, conspiracy and trafficking in illegal drugs.
Her alleged co-conspirator in the truck stop heist was Watonga’s Dairious Laundrell Kearney, 28. He has been charged with first-degree robbery, kidnapping, conspiracy, and possession of a firearm after a felony conviction.
Assistant District Attorney Austin T. Murrey alleges Iannuccilli and Kearney on Feb. 19 agreed and conspired to rob the clerk at the 108 Food and Fuel truck stop, 500 S Walbaum Road in Geary.
The pair is accused of taking U.S. currency and car keys that belonged to the victim as Kearney held him at gunpoint, according to court documents.
Meanwhile, Iannuccilli allegedly had “20 grams or more” of methamphetamine in her possession when she was arrested.
First-degree robbery is punishable by not less than 10 years in prison and a maximum $10,000 fine.
Conspiracy is punishable by up to 10 years in prison and/or a maximum $5,000 fine.
Trafficking in illegal drugs is punishable by up to 20 years in prison and a $25,000-$200,000 fine.
Both defendants are represented by public defender Jason Spanich.
A preliminary hearing conference is set March 10 before Canadian County Special Judge David H. Halley.
Allegations against Iannuccilli and Kearney are detailed in a probable cause affidavit signed by Geary police officer Walker Nye.
Cpl. Nye was dispatched at 11:52 p.m. Feb. 19 to the Geary truck stop on the reported armed robbery.
The clerk had called Geary Police saying a man wearing a facemask and black hoodie “had him at gunpoint” and stole cash from the store and his vehicle, the affidavit shows.
Police were advised a white female with blonde hair, also wearing a black hoodie, was involved in the robbery.
Cpl. Nye arrived at the truck stop shortly after midnight Feb. 20.
The clerk told the Geary officer that the blonde woman – later identified as Iannuccilli – had entered the store to pay for gas and said she “needed help with the gas pump.”
The clerk left the store with Iannuccilli and went to the pump.
That’s when the man – later identified as Kearney – allegedly pulled a gun on the employee and told him to back go into the store and give him all the money from the safe.
After the robbery, Kearney allegedly took the clerk’s vehicle and drove the victim to the I-40 eastbound on-ramp where he kicked him out of the car. The clerk then ran back to the store and called 911.
The store manager arrived on scene and accessed security camera footage that showed the suspects committing the robbery, according to Nye’s affidavit.
Soon after, El Reno Police found two people who matched the suspects’ descriptions. They allegedly had the victim’s keys, a large amount of cash and register receipts from the store.
Cpl. Nye interviewed Iannuccilli at the Canadian County Jail.
“She stated that Kearney did rob the store and that we made the clerk give him his car and get in it with him,” according to the officer’s court affidavit.
“She stated that she followed Kearney to the on-ramp where he let the clerk out and then continued to drive onto I-40 where he later parked the car and got back in the car with her.
Kearney refused to be interviewed by investigators and requested a lawyer.