A 41-year-old Oklahoma City man was charged Friday with robbing Duncan's Main Street IBC Bank the day before because, he told investigators, he wanted to "get himself sent to federal prison."
Information was entered into the Stephens County District Court charging George Lynn Netherton with a felony count of first-degree robbery. The crime is punishable by no less than 10 years imprisonment, court records show.
District Attorney Jason Hicks offered information about Netherton's conviction history into the record. He was convicted of driving a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol second and subsequent.
Netherton was arrested at an Oklahoma City fast-food restaurant Thursday night, according to the affidavit.
Duncan Police Sgt. Donny Foraker said that police responded to the IBC Bank, 1006 W. Main, in Duncan around 4 p.m. on a reported bank alarm. Bank teller Veronica Camarillo told police that a man wearing glasses, a red T-shirt and red cap both with OU insignias had come into the bank with a note demanding money. She said she gave him $100s and $20s until he told her that was enough and left the bank on foot, according to the affidavit.
Police searched for the man and showed his photo from the bank security cameras to local businesses. Foraker said that a man matching the description had ridden in a City Taxi to Oklahoma City. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol in the OKC area was notified and Netherton was located and taken into custody at a Burger King near South May and 74th Street, according to the affidavit. Troopers said that, when asked, Netherton told them the money was "the bank's."