Mark Wayne Duncan

Mark Wayne Duncan

A Stephens County judge formally sentenced a man to 20 years in prison Thursday for robbing a local hair salon.

Mark Wayne Duncan, of Marlow, received a guilty verdict after his jury trial, which preceded the formal sentencing by a week, during which jurors heard of a 2019 robbery at Tangles Salon in Marlow.

To constitute first degree robbery, according to criminal law documents, the person committing the crime must seriously injure a victim during the commission of a robbery or be armed with a deadly weapon and threaten the victim with it.

Police records turned into the Stephens County Courthouse indicate the robbery took place at 6:40 p.m. Jan. 11, 2019 at the hair shop located on Broadway in Marlow.

On scene were two victims, one a hairdresser and the other a client. Police learned the suspect was armed with a revolver and had pointed the weapon at the two victims, demanding money and personal belongings. 

Later on, footage from surrounding properties would be turned in that showed a man running from the scene. Additionally, victims were allowed to point out the man in separate line ups.

Following a jury of his peers finding him guilty and recommending 20 years, a formal sentencing with a Stephens County judge upheld that sentence Feb. 20, 2020.

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