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  • Writer's pictureDennis McCaslin

Moore bank robbers catch lengthy prison stays, must pay restitution

Duncan Eric Herron, II, 32, and Regenea Carol Berry, 31, of Oklahoma City, have been sentenced collectively to more than 12 years for their roles in an armed bank robbery.

"This case highlights the capabilities and collaboration of our federal, state, and local law enforcement officials," said U.S. Attorney Timothy J. Downing.  "It also shows that those who menace our community, especially with firearms, will be held accountable.  Simply put, this aggression will not stand."

On May 20, 2019, Herron and Berry were charged by criminal complaint for the bank robbery.  According to the affidavit submitted in support of the criminal complaint, Herron and Berry entered an International Bank of Commerce ("IBC") branch located in Moore, Oklahoma, wearing all black clothing and masks that covered their faces. 

As Heron entered the lobby of the bank, he racked the slide of a firearm.  Herron and Berry then intimidated bank employees by ordering them to the ground and demanding money.  They collected and ultimately made off with money that belonged to the bank. 

A search on May 18 at a residence linked to Herron and Berry turned up evidence that connected them to the robbery.  Law enforcement arrested them thereafter on the criminal complaint.

On June 19, 2019, a federal grand jury indicted Herron and Berry for the bank robbery.  On July 22, 2019, Herron and Berry appeared before the Honorable Charles B. Goodwin, U.S. District Judge, and pled guilty.

On April 3, 2020, Judge Goodwin sentenced Berry to 70 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release.  And earlier this week, on May 11, 2020, Judge Goodwin sentenced Herron to 84 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release.

Both defendants were also ordered to pay restitution to the bank.

This sentence is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation–Oklahoma City Field Office and the Moore Police Department.  Prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Mary E. Walters and Wilson D. McGarry.

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