Man sentenced to 25 years for Oklahoma City bomb plot

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) โ€“ 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 […]

Jury convicts man in Oklahoma City bomb plot

OKLAHOMA CITY – A man accused of trying to detonate what he believed was an explosives-laden van outside an Oklahoma City bank has been found guilty by a federal jury. Jurors on Monday convicted 24-year-old Jerry Drake Varnell of attempted use of an explosive device and attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction. Prosecutors […]

Prosecution rests in Oklahoma City federal bomb plot trial

OKLAHOMA CITY – Prosecutors have rested their case in the federal trial of a man accused of trying to detonate what he believed was an explosives-laden van outside an Oklahoma City bank. The trial of Jerry Drake Varnell of Sayre resumed Monday with defense attorneys scheduled to call a psychologist. Varnell has pleaded not guilty […]

Prosecutors question witnesses in Oklahoma bomb plot case

OKLAHOMA CITY – Federal prosecutors have questioned four FBI agents and an informant as they continue to present evidence in the trial of a man accused of planning to detonate a bomb outside an Oklahoma City bank. Authorities alleged Jerry Varnell planned to detonate what he thought was a half-ton (450-kilogram) vehicle bomb on August […]

Trial of Oklahoma man on bomb plot charges is in recess

OKLAHOMA CITY – The federal trial of a man on charges of planning to detonate a bomb outside an Oklahoma City bank is in recess because of Presidents Day. Prosecutors say Jerry Varnell planned to detonate a vehicle bomb Aug. 12, 2017, but the FBI learned of the plan and an undercover agent posing as […]

Testimony continues in case against Oklahoma City bomb plot suspect

OKLAHOMA CITY – Testimony continues in the case against an Oklahoma man accused of trying to detonate a bomb in downtown Oklahoma City. Prosecutors say Jerry Varnell planned to detonate a vehicle bomb Aug. 12, 2017, outside of a BancFirst in downtown Oklahoma City, but the FBI learned of the plan thanks to an FBI […]

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 […]

Oklahoma City bomb plot suspect arraigned on additional charge

OKLAHOMA CITY – An Oklahoma man accused of attempting to blow up an Oklahoma City bank building was arraigned Monday afternoon on an additional charge of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction. Jerry Drake Varnell, 24, of Sayre was arrested last August after he attempted to detonate what he believed to be an […]

Man accused of plotting to bomb Oklahoma City building facing additional charge

OKLAHOMA CITY โ€“ The man accused of plotting to bomb a downtown Oklahoma City bank is now facing an additional charge. According to a criminal complaint,ย the FBI arrested 24-year-old Jerry Drake Varnell on Aug. 12 after he allegedly attempted to detonate what he believed to be an explosives-laden van in an alley next to BancFirst […]

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

OKLAHOMA CITY โ€“ 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,ย 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 […]

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 […]

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