GRAND JURY indicts man captured in Stillwater after a standoff


Saturday, May 5th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6



TULSA, Okla. (AP) _ A federal grand jury on Friday indicted a man captured in Stillwater after an 18-hour standoff with the FBI and police.

The jury accused Steven Mark Holley, 42, with four armed robberies in Tulsa between Feb. 25 and April 2.

Holley was charged under the Hobbs Act, which allows federal jurisdiction when businesses engaged in interstate commerce are robbed.

The businesses robbed were a Staples store, a Radio Shack, a Dollar Tree and Super Cinema. Holley could receive life in prison if convicted of all the charges, U.S. Attorney Scott Woodward said.

Police developed Holley as a suspect in the Tulsa robberies after releasing his description to the media. On April 3, a Payne County sheriff's deputy asked for a automobile tag check on a pickup truck Holley was driving, Undersheriff Ken Willerton said.

The pickup disappeared in traffic by the time the tag check showed that Holley was wanted on Tulsa state court robbery charges, Willerton said. A Stillwater police patrol officer located the pickup near midnight at the 51 Motel.

After Holley refused to leave his room, a standoff began that ended just before 6 p.m. April 4 when Holley surrendered to Stillwater police and FBI agents.

In other indictments, Keith Richard Price, 35, was charged with possessing firearms during a drug-trafficking crime. He also was accused of having two firearms and 22 rounds of ammunition despite a felony record and possessing marijuana with intent to distribute.

It is the second recent federal case charging Price. He also is one of 13 people charged with participating in an alleged October 1999-March 2001 cocaine distribution conspiracy.

Rigoberto Castillo-Robles, Alfredo Rosales, Eraclio Rosales and Felipe Sandoval-Rosales were charged with participating in an April 3-7 methamphetamine conspiracy that allegedly produced more than 500 grams of the drug.