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Ada Police investigate an early-morning robbery at the Citizens Bank of Ada branch location on Cradduck Road Friday.

Photo by Richard R. Barron
The Ada News

One of three people suspected of robbing an Ada bank last year was sentenced Tuesday to serve time in a federal prison.

David Jaquonn Cole, 22, Ada, was sentenced to eight years and four months behind bars with five years of supervised release following. He is not eligible for parole. Cole was also ordered to pay $71,351 in restitution. He pleaded guilty to bank robbery in December 2011.

Also charged in the robbery are Meagan Short, 21, Ada, and Tristan Williams, 20, Tulsa. Short pleaded guilty in February and is still awaiting sentencing. Williams is charged in Pontotoc County District Court and is awaiting trial.

The robbery occurred Oct. 21, 2011. Authorities allege Cole, Williams and Short worked together to rob the Cradduck Street branch of Citizens Bank, where Short was an employee, of approximately $153,000. 

Short and Cole were arrested after a search warrant of their Ada home turned up $73,000 in cash taken from the bank in addition to clothing worn during the robbery, police said.

Williams turned himself in a little more than a week later after a warrant was issued for his arrest.

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