OKLAHOMA CITY – DAVID JOHN-MATTHEW DAVIS, 38, PARIS KATHRYN MACE, 29, both of Omaha, Nebraska, and CHRISTIAN DELEON LANE, 36, of Dallas, Texas, have been arrested and charged with armed bank robbery, conspiracy to commit bank robbery, and aiding and abetting the robbery of a MidFirst Bank in Oklahoma City, announced United States Attorney Robert J. Troester.
According to court records, it is alleged that on the morning of February 23, 2023, Davis entered a MidFirst Bank located at 5800 North Western Avenue in Oklahoma City, brandished a black semi-automatic pistol, and jumped over the teller counter. It is further alleged that Davis then grabbed a teller, pointed the gun at the teller’s head, and ordered the teller to open the bank vault. Davis then exited the bank with an unspecified amount of money. It is further alleged that Mace served as a getaway driver for the robbery, and Lane assisted with arranging the robbery.
On February 27, 2023, law enforcement arrested Davis in Omaha, Nebraska. On February 28, 2023, Mace was arrested in Omaha and Lane was arrested in Dallas, Texas.
On March 2, 2023, Davis and Mace appeared for their initial appearances in federal court in Nebraska. Both were ordered detained pending further proceedings.
On March 10, 2023, Lane appeared for his initial appearance in the Western District of Oklahoma and was ordered to be detained pending further proceedings.
If found guilty of armed bank robbery and aiding and abetting, each defendant faces up to 25 years in prison, five years of supervised release, a fine of $250,000, and payment of mandatory restitution. If found guilty of conspiracy to commit bank robbery, each defendant faces up to five years in prison, three years of supervised release, a fine of $250,000, and payment of mandatory restitution.
This case is the result of an investigation by FBI’s Oklahoma City Field Office and the Oklahoma City Police Department’s Robbery Division, with assistance from the United States Attorney’s Offices, FBI Field Offices, and local law enforcement in Dallas, Texas, and Omaha, Nebraska. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Wilson McGarry and Dan Gridley are prosecuting the case.
The public is reminded that these charges announced today are merely allegations, and Davis, Lane, and Mace are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Reference is made to court filings for further information.
originally published at HUMAN RIGHTS - USA DAILY NEWS 24