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November 7, 2014

Jury Convicts Tulsa Man of Attempted Bank Robbery

TULSA, OK—Following a five-day trial, a Federal jury convicted Francis Harry Dishmon, 51, of Tulsa, of attempted robbery of the IBC Bank in Miami, Oklahoma, announced United States Attorney Danny C. Williams Sr. for the Northern District of Oklahoma.

On April 8, 2014, the Government filed a two-count Indictment which charged Dishmon with attempted bank robbery and killing a person while attempting to avoid apprehension.

The charging statute provides a statutory maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for attempted bank robbery. The case was tried before United States District Judge John E. Dowdell and he will sentence Dishmon on the attempted robbery conviction on March 9, 2015.

The Government alleged in Count 2 of the Indictment that on August 28, 2013, after attempting to rob the IBC Bank, Dishmon caused a deadly crash while attempting to avoid law enforcement apprehension. The jury could not reach a verdict on Count 2 and it will be retried at a later date. The verdict was received by United States District Chief Judge Gregory K. Frizzell.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Jan Reincke and Gary L. Davis II on behalf of the United States.

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