By Conrad Dudderar
A Yukon woman has been sentenced to prison for her part in an armed robbery at a truck stop in far west Canadian County.
Hilary Ebera Iannuccilli, 56, recently pleaded no contest to second-degree robbery, conspiracy and trafficking in illegal drugs. Prosecutors had amended count one from first-degree robbery.
Iannuccilli and a co-conspirator on Feb. 19 conspired to rob the clerk at the 108 Food and Fuel truck stop, 500 S Walbaum Road in Geary.
Pursuant to a plea agreement, Canadian County Special Judge David H. Halley on Sept. 18 sentenced Iannuccilli to serve six years in state prison followed by four years of probation. She was given credit for time served at the Canadian County Jail.
The defendant also must pay $1,400 in fines and $450 in victims’ compensation assessments, along with restitution in an amount to be determined.
The defendant appeared by video from the jail with her attorney Jason Spanich. Assistant District Attorney Walter Mengden represented the prosecution.
Watonga’s Dairious Laundrell Kearney, 29, was sentenced June 20 after pleading guilty to second-degree robbery (amended from first-degree), conspiracy, kidnapping, and possession of firearm after former felony conviction.
Pursuant to a plea agreement, Canadian County District Judge Paul Hesse sentenced Kearney to serve 20 years in state prison followed by five years of probation. Kearney also was ordered to pay $5,600 in fines and $800 in victims’ compensation assessments.
Both Iannuccilli and Kearney will be supervised by state DOC officials after their release from prison.
They both had been charged Feb. 24 in Canadian County District Court for taking U.S. currency and car keys that belonged to the victim as Kearney held him at gunpoint, according to charging documents.
Meanwhile, Iannuccilli had methamphetamine in her possession when she was arrested.
HOW IT HAPPENED
Geary police officer Walker Nye was dispatched at 11:52 p.m. Feb. 19 to the Geary truck stop on the 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, according to a probable cause affidavit signed by officer Nye.
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 – 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 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 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,” the court affidavit reads.
“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.”