Stephens County authorities are searching for a man with an active arrest warrant for robbery with a dangerous weapon.
Thomas Lynn Watkins, 42, of Graham, Oklahoma, is wanted for robbery with a dangerous weapon after two or more formerly convicted felonies.
According to court documentation, Watkins is wanted for allegedly stealing 400 pounds of marijuana from a local grow on Feb. 19, 2023. Stephens County law enforcement, in affidavits, note Watkins is caught on camera along with another unidentified suspect and the truck Watkins uses in the February robbery.
The suspects were caught on camera in masks and with guns. Footage shows them ramming the truck through the gate of the grow.
Police reported another marijuana robbery from a grow on Jan. 30 and while speaking with potential witnesses, learned Watkins had not been seen on that day either.
Upon searching the truck in question, police found a ski mask, a gun, and items from both robbery locations.
Robbery with a dangerous weapon is a felonious charge carrying punishment of imprisonment for not less than five years. Because of Watkins’ previously convicted felonies, he could face 20 years to life if found guilty and will be required to serve at least 85% of the sentence before he’s considered for parole.
Watkins should be considered possibly armed and dangerous.
A bond for Watkins has been tentatively set at $10,000, but that could change upon his arrest and appearance before a judge.
Anyone with information on Watkins’ whereabouts should contact the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office by calling 580-255-3131. Anonymous tips may also be submitted to Crime Stoppers of Stephens County online by visiting www.p3tips.com.
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