Lawton man charged with second-degree robbery

Lawton man charged with second-degree robbery

LAWTON, Okla. (TNN) - A Lawton man has been charged with second-degree robbery and possession of methamphetamine after police say he wrongfully took and drove away in a truck.

According to the affidavit, on Tuesday Thomas Rabedenis approached the truck while the driver was sitting inside and told him to get out. The driver says that Rabedenis had his hand in his jacket pocket on an object the man thought was a handgun.

The driver was then pulled from the truck by another suspect who began punching him. The driver told police that Rabedenis joined in, punching him in the face.

The affidavit says the man was placed in the back of his truck by both men and driven to a nearby park where he was pushed out of the vehicle.

The driver was able to track his phone, which had also been stolen, and gave the location to the police. He was also able to see that his credit card had been used to make an unauthorized purchase.

Police apprehended Rabedenis, who was reportedly in possession of methamphetamine at the time of his arrest. His bond is set at $20,000.

The truck was found and returned to the owner

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