Oklahoma City man charged with seven armed robberies


An Oklahoma City man has been charged by a federal grand jury for seven armed robberies.

Devon Bowman, 22, was charged today by the federal grand jury on a 16-count indictment. The indictment states that Bowman used a gun to rob four convenience stores, two Family Dollar Stores and a Fast Cash Pawn store over a course of six weeks.

At the convenience stores and the Family Dollar Stores, he is alleged to have demanded and received cash and cigarettes.

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. Bowman did not discharge his firearm at one of the stores but he will face six counts of discharging a firearm during a crime of violence and that could be from 10 years to life in prison.

If convicted on all counts, Bowman could face up to a 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.

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