Man sentenced to 25 years for Oklahoma City bomb plot

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – A man who was convicted of attempting to detonate a bomb outside an Oklahoma City bank has been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison. According to a criminal complaint, the FBI arrested Jerry Drake Varnell on Aug. 12, 2017, after he allegedly attempted to detonate what he believed to be an […]

Man accused of plotting to bomb bank in downtown Oklahoma City indicted

OKLAHOMA CITY – The man accused of plotting to bomb a downtown Oklahoma City bank has been indicted. Back on August 12 around 1 a.m., the FBI arrested Jerry Drake Varnell, 23, after he allegedly attempted to detonate what he believed to be an explosives-laden van he had parked in an alley next to BancFirst […]

Attorney representing Oklahoma bomb plot suspect asking to be removed from case

OKLAHOMA CITY – An attorney representing a man who allegedly attempted to detonate what he thought was a bomb in downtown Oklahoma City is asking to be removed from the case. According to a criminal complaint, the FBI arrested 23-year-old Jerry Drake Varnell on Aug. 12 after he allegedly attempted to detonate what he believed to […]

Man accused of plotting to bomb Oklahoma City building deemed mentally competent

OKLAHOMA CITY – The man accused of plotting to bomb a downtown Oklahoma City bank has been deemed mentally competent to stand trial for the crime. According to a criminal complaint, the FBI arrested 23-year-old Jerry Drake Varnell on Aug. 12 after he allegedly attempted to detonate what he believed to be an explosives-laden van in […]

Jury selection to begin in Oklahoma City bomb plot trial

OKLAHOMA CITY – A man charged with trying to detonate what he thought was a 1,000-pound bomb outside an Oklahoma City bank is standing trial in federal court. Jury selection begins Tuesday in the trial of Jerry Varnell, who pleaded not guilty to charges of attempted use of an explosive device and attempted use of […]

US judge orders mental exam for Oklahoma bomb plot suspect

OKLAHOMA CITY – A federal judge has ordered a mental competency evaluation for a man accused of trying to detonate what he believed was an explosives-laden van outside an Oklahoma City bank. U.S. Magistrate Judge Shon Erwin ordered the evaluation Friday for 23-year-old Jerry Drake Varnell, who is charged with attempting to use explosives to […]

Oklahoma Decides: Everything you need to know about Tuesday’s primary election

OKLAHOMA CITY – On Tuesday, voters across the state will head to the polls for the statewide primary on several important positions. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 28. Oklahoma has a modified closed primary system. Normally, only those registered in a party are allowed to vote in […]

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