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Published on: 01/11/2018

Stillwater Man Admitted Robbing 11-Year-Old Boy at Knifepoint

Patti Weaver


    (Stillwater, Okla.) — A 26-year-old Stillwater man has been ordered to undergo evaluations for substance abuse and mental health, as well as perform any recommended follow-up treatment, for robbing an 11-year-old boy of $20 at knifepoint, as a condition of a five-year probationary sentence he was given last week.
    Cody Allen Lane, who pleaded guilty last week to robbing the child with a knife, reportedly told Stillwater Police Detective Cody Manuel “he then spent the money on cigarettes and lottery tickets,” court records show.
    Associate District Judge Stephen Kistler ordered Lane at his court appearance last week to have no contact with his victim, perform 80 hours of community service, and pay $20 in restitution, a $500 fine, $50 to the victims’ compensation fund, as well as the cost of his incarceration.
    Lane was jailed on $10,000 bail following his arrest an hour after the robbery was reported at 4:39 p.m. on Oct. 12, 2017, court records show.
    The 11-year-old “reported he was walking to the convenience store at Redbud & Perkins when he encountered an acquaintance he knew as Cody near the apartments at 625 E. Redbud,” in Stillwater, the detective wrote in an affidavit.
    The boy “said Cody produced a small folding knife and threatened to stab him if he didn’t give Cody his twenty dollars,” the affidavit alleged.
    The boy “said he was frightened and gave Cody the money,” the affidavit alleged.
    The boy’s mother pointed out an apartment “saying it was where Cody lived,” the affidavit alleged.
    “A resident at the apartment was able to make phone contact with Cody Lane, who also lived there but was not home,” the affidavit said.
    The detective said that when Lane returned to the apartments, he met him in the parking lot, according to the affidavit.
    “Lane initially denied the incident but later admitted to having pulled his knife out and taken (the boy’s) twenty dollars,” the affidavit said.
    “A small folding knife was recovered from Lane’s person,” the affidavit said.