12/01/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 12/01/2021 17:22
A man who engaged in a series of violent crimes in Tulsa was sentenced Tuesday in federal court, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Clint Johnson
Chief U.S. District Judge John F. Heil III sentenced Deshawn Patrick, 19, of Tulsa, to 121 months in federal prison followed by 3 years of supervised release.
"Deshawn Patrick, armed with a firearm, committed two robberies against a teenager and an elderly man," said Acting U.S. Attorney Clint Johnson. "Patrick posed a serious danger to the public and will spend more than 10 years in prison for his violent acts."
Patrick pleaded guilty on Aug. 23, 2021, to two counts of robbery in Indian Country.
In his plea agreement, Patrick admitted that he pointed a firearm and used force to take a minor victim's phone, car keys and vehicle in Tulsa. When the victim arrived at an apartment complex on Sept. 6, 2020, Deshawn Patrick exited his vehicle pointing a firearm at the teenage victim and, along with a codefendant and two juvenile accomplices, demanded the driver and passenger exit the vehicle. He and his accomplices grabbed the victim's phone and car keys. Patrick and an accomplice then drove away in the victim's car.
Patrick further admitted to robbing a second victim on Oct. 18, 2020. Patrick and a juvenile accomplice approached the 74 year-old victim inside the victim's garage. Patrick and his accomplice pointed semi-automatic pistols at the victim in order to gain entry into the house. Patrick struck the elderly victim in the head with a pistol, knocking him unconscious. Patrick then entered the victim's home and took his keys and wallet. The two defendants fled the scene in the victim's vehicle. The victim sustained lacerations to his head during the incident.
Both robbery victims are Muscogee Nation citizens, and the crimes occurred within the Muscogee Nation Reservation.
The Tulsa Police Department and FBI conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Ryan H. Heatherman and Reagan V. Reininger prosecuted the case.