Tulsa Man Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison For Motel Robbery

Tuesday, August 27th 2013, 4:56 pm
By: News On 6

A Tulsa man accused of kidnapping a motel guest after a robbery waived his right to a trial and entered a guilty plea Tuesday.

A judge sentenced James Darnell to 10 years in prison for robbing the Motel 8 at 32nd and Memorial in June.

Police say, after the robbery, Darnell ran from police into a Days Inn not far away and forced a motel guest to go to the roof.

After Darnell went back to the room, police used a K-9 officer to arrest him.

A kidnapping charge against Darnell was dismissed Tuesday.

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