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 […]

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 […]

Anti-federal government group says alleged bomb plot suspect no longer a member

OKLAHOMA CITY –  Authorities say an Oklahoma man hated the federal government and wanted to create a revolution by blowing up a building in downtown Oklahoma City. 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 […]

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