The Norman Transcript

December 4, 2013

Teens charged with robbery

By Jessica Bruha
The Norman Transcript

NORMAN — Three teens were charged conjointly with robbery with a weapon Tuesday in Cleveland County District Court after allegedly robbing two juveniles with a gun in October.

Christopher Deandre Bradley, 16, Marcus Larod Jackson, 15, and Tyrek Ladrius Turner, 16, all of Norman, are being charged as youthful offenders, according to the initial felony filings.

The incident occurred around 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20 when two males, ages 15 and 16, were walking from their neighborhood on Brandywine Lane to the 7-Eleven near 24th Avenue Southeast and Lindsey Street when the three suspects jumped in front of them, the affidavit filed with charges said.

Bradley pointed a handgun at the victims and demanded they empty their pockets while Turner and Jackson patted the victims down, the affidavit said.

According to one of the victims, one of the suspects also brandished another handgun during the incident but never pointed it at them.

One of the victims handed his wallet over and one of the suspects took a dollar bill from it and threw it back at the victim.

The other victim gave up his iPhone after it was found on him while being patted down, the affidavit said.

After the incident occurred, the mother of one of the victims contacted The Transcript and said the suspects told her son and the other victim, “If you go to the police we’re going to come and get you.”

She said the thing that scared her most was that the incident happened while it was still light outside and they were close to home.

It also was the second time one of her children was robbed at gunpoint. Her oldest son was robbed within sight of their house about three years ago and police never found those suspects, she said.

When Norman police tried interviewing Jackson, he said his attorney instructed him not to speak to detectives about the incident, the affidavit said.

During the investigation, one of the victims identified Bradley and Jackson as being suspects in the robbery.

Bradley, the alleged gun-pointer, told police Turner and Jackson came up with the plan to rob the victims and claimed he stood nearby as they executed the crime, meeting up with them afterward, the affidavit said.

Bradley also told police the gun used during the robbery was a BB gun and admitted the items taken were a cell phone and a $1 bill.

He told police Turner was the individual who took the cell phone from the victim during the robbery, the document said.

When police interviewed Turner, he said Jackson challenged Bradley to “run up on” the victims. Turner claimed he stood by with Jackson, at a distance, while Bradley robbed the two, the affidavit said.

Turner also told police Bradley and Jackson possessed guns at the time, but Bradley was the one who pointed the gun at the victims.

He later said he knew he was going to be in trouble for his involvement with the incident, the affidavit said.

Jessica Bruha

366-3540

jbruha@normantranscript.com

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