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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Western District of Oklahoma
For Immediate Release
Robert J. "Bob" Troester, United States Attorney
www.justice.gov/usao-wdok
Friday, October 6, 2023

Mississippi Man Pleads Guilty After Robbing an Oklahoma City Pharmacy While Armed With a Machinegun

OKLAHOMA CITY – Today, Charles Lamar Scott, 35, of Greenville, Mississippi, pleaded guilty to interference with commerce by robbery, using, carrying, and discharging a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, and unlawful possession of a machinegun, announced U.S. Attorney Robert J. Troester.

On May 3, 2023, a federal grand jury returned a five count Indictment against Scott, charging him with interference with commerce by robbery, using, carrying, and discharging a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, using, carrying, brandishing, and discharging a machinegun during and in relation to a crime of violence, unlawful possession of a machinegun, and felon in possession of a firearm.

According to the Indictment, on or about December 26, 2022, Scott committed an armed robbery at a CVS Pharmacy located in Oklahoma City. The indictment alleges that during the robbery, Scott discharged two firearms, including a firearm that had been modified to operate as a machinegun.

Today, Scott pleaded guilty to Counts 1, 2, and 4 of the Indictment. As part of his plea, Scott admitted that he used force and violence in order to obtain money from CVS, that he discharged a firearm during and in relation to the robbery, and that he was aware that one of the firearms he possessed had been modified to become a machinegun.

At sentencing, Scott faces up to life imprisonment, and a fine of up to $750,000.00.

This case is a result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Oklahoma City Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Stan J. West and David R. Nichols, Jr. are prosecuting the case.

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