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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Western District of Oklahoma

For Immediate Release

Thursday, December 14, 2017
Mark A. Yancey
, United States Attorney
Contact: Scott E. Williams

Oklahoma City Man Charged with Seven Armed Robberies

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – A federal grand jury has charged DEVON BOWMAN, 22, of Oklahoma City, with a series of armed robberies of Oklahoma City businesses in April and May of 2017, announced Mark A. Yancey, United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma.

According to a 16-count indictment filed today, Bowman, also known as Marcus Hunter, used a gun to rob four convenience stores, two Family Dollar Stores, and a Fast Cash Pawn store over the course of six weeks. At the convenience stores and the Family Dollar Stores, he is alleged to have demanded and received cash and cigarettes. During all but one of these robberies, he allegedly discharged a firearm. At Fast Cash Pawn, he allegedly discharged a firearm and then demanded and received firearms and jewelry. Because of Fast Cash Pawn’s federal firearms license, a separate count charges Bowman with theft of 23 firearms from the inventory of a federal firearms licensee. He is also charged with possessing a firearm after having been convicted of a felony.

Each of the seven robbery counts carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and three years of supervised release. Each of the six counts of discharging a firearm during a crime of violence carries a sentence of ten years to life in prison and five years of supervised release; a second conviction under this statute, however, carries a minimum sentence of 25 years in prison. Bowman would be subject to a sentence of seven years to life for the one count of brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence. The allegations that he stole firearms from a licensed dealer and that he possessed a firearm after a felony conviction carry maximum sentences of ten years in prison and three years of supervised release. If convicted on all counts, Bowman would be subject to a mandatory minimum sentence of 157 years in prison. He could also be fined up to $250,000 on each count.

The public is reminded these charges are merely accusations and that Bowman is presumed innocent unless found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt by a unanimous jury.

This case is the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Oklahoma City Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorneys David McCrary and Jacquelyn M. Hutzell are prosecuting the case. Reference is made to court filings for further information.

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