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Date: 08-18-2023

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United States of America v. Andrew Michael Crowels

Case Number: 4:22-cr-00003

Judge: John F. Heil III

Court: United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma (Tulsa County)

Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office

Defendant's Attorney: Ed Wall

Description: Tulsa, Oklahoma criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with robbery in Indian Country and kidnapping.

Andrew Crowels, age 27, and his co-defendant, kidnapped the victim at gunpoint, robbed him, and then drove him to his place of employment and forced him to empty the safe.

In his plea on May 11, 2022, Crowels admitted that he, along with others, robbed and kidnapped the victim by force, threatened him with a firearm, and stole items including a car, firearm, phone, debit card, cash, and clothing. Crowels further admitted that they took the victim, at gun point, to several ATMs attempting to get cash from the debit card. When that failed, the victim was taken to a Mazzio’s where he was a manager and forced to get cash out of the safe.

Katie Dawn Bowdler, a co-defendant in this case pleaded guilty to robbery in Indian Country April 1, 2022. She has been sentenced to five years and three months in a federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release. She was further ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $819.92.

The Tulsa Police Department and FBI investigated the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas Buscemi prosecuted the case.

18 USC 1151, 1153, 2111, and 2: Robbery in Indian Country

18 USC 1151, 1153, and 1201(a)(2), and 2: Kidnapping in Indian Country; Forfeiture Allegation: 18 USC 924(d) and 981(a)(1)(C) and 982(a)(5), and 28 USC 2461(c): Robbery, Kidnapping and Firearms Forfeiture

Outcome: Defendant was sentenced to 180 months concurrent with Count 4; SR 3 years concurrent with Count 4; SMA $100; Restitution $980

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