OKLAHOMA – A Tulsa man pleaded guilty today to brandishing a gun during a robbery at an Indian gaming establishment, announced United States Attorney Danny C. Williams Sr. for the Northern District of Oklahoma.
Dominique Amoia McDowell II, age 19, entered a plea of guilty before U.S. District Court Judge John Dowdell to the charge of Brandishing a Firearm During and in Relation to a Crime of Violence.
On January 12, 2014, McDowell approached a Native American woman in the Osage Nation Casino Tulsa parking lot and robbed her of $600 at gunpoint.
Osage Nation law enforcement and casino security officials used their collective resources to identify and find McDowell immediately after the robbery. The officers found McDowell inside the casino gambling with the money he had just stolen.
Osage Nation Police officers took McDowell into custody and recovered $540 and a firearm.
McDowell faces a mandatory minimum sentence of seven years and up to life imprisonment. Parole has been abolished in the Federal system.