Arrest Made in Tulsa and Oklahoma City Bank Robberies
|FBI Oklahoma City July 25, 2013|
OKLAHOMA CITY—James E. Finch, Special Agent in Charge of the Oklahoma City Division of the FBI, announces the arrest of Dana Ray Sommers, 45 years of age, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, on bank robbery charges. Sommers was arrested without incident at approximately 10 p.m. last night (July 24, 2013) by members of the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force in the 8500 block of E. Reno Avenue in Midwest City.
The arrest was made on an outstanding state warrant charging Sommers with the robbery of Midfirst Bank, 2547 E. 21st Street, Tulsa, Oklahoma on June 27, 2013. Sommers is also suspected in two recent bank robberies in Oklahoma City; First Fidelity Bank, 700 S.W. 29th Street, which was robbed June 18, 2013; and Bank of the West, 1600 S.W. 89th Street, which was robbed July 16, 2013.
A detective with the Tulsa Police Department recognized surveillance photographs put out in alerts from the Oklahoma City robberies and coordinated investigation with the FBI in Oklahoma City. This resulted in the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force locating and arresting Sommers. Sommers is expected to face federal bank robbery charges.
These robberies were investigated by the FBI, Oklahoma City Police Department, Tulsa Police Department, and U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force. The public is reminded these charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.