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Sallisaw woman charged with robbery

Monday, December 12, 2022 - A Sallisaw woman was arrested Dec. 2 and charged with third-degree robbery.

Amanda Pound, 42, could face up to five years in prison if she is convicted.

On Dec. 2, Sallisaw police officers were dispatched to a Sallisaw bank in reference to a woman who was trying to break into vehicles in the parking lot.

A description of the woman led officers to a female wearing a black sweatshirt and blue jeans walking southbound from the bank. The officer activated his emergency lights and pulled in front of the woman and she quickly took off on foot.

The woman stopped about 20 yards away, and said, “I don’t trust you guys!”

When the officer spoke to the woman and asked what she was doing, Pound said she was trying to get out of town like everyone else. When told people were saying she was trying to break into cars, she said, “Yes, I’m trying to steal a car. They stole mine and set mine on fire last night.”

The woman was then handcuffed and placed in a patrol vehicle.

At the scene, multiple witnesses said they had seen a woman trying to break into vehicles.

One bank employee was in her office when she heard a customer come into the bank and tell a teller there was someone outside trying to get in vehicles and said she was in a silver Jeep for a long time. The employee, who drives a silver Jeep, went outside and saw the woman trying to get into another vehicle.

The woman’s co-worker told the woman to leave and called the police. The employee told the woman to give her stuff back, at which point the woman called her names before throwing her purse back at her.

Witnesses said the woman then went next door to a liquor store and tried to open cars there.

Lindsie Dyer, Staff Writer

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