Bethany Police Search For Armed Robbery Suspect
BETHANY, Oklahoma - Bethany police are searching for "dangerous" home invasion suspect.
"He's dangerous because he's done it once before," Bethany police Detective Brady Schmiedeberg said.
Police said Jermaine Terry, 28, has a history of gun violence.
Most recently, he is accused of robbing three people at gunpoint at the Bryan Hill Apartment.
According to court records, Terry forced his way into an apartment on Oct. 1.
He allegedly made two of the victims strip naked and forced the third victim to tape their hands together.
The victims told police Terry stole their stuff, including hundreds of dollars in cash, then threatened to kill them if they went to police.
"Any time someone is using a firearm to take money or property from someone, I would say that is pretty dangerous," Schmiedeberg said.
He said anything can happen when weapons are involved in an incident.
Such is the case in Terry's previous run-in with the law.
According to court records, he was convicted after a fight escalated into a drive-by shooting at at Slick Willies on Reno Avenue in September 2015.
Terry pleaded guilty in that case and received a 10-year suspended sentence, with specific probation conditions related to gang activity.
"It's unclear of his gang affiliation at this time," Schmiedeberg said in showing pictures from Terry's Facebook pages.
The pages show Terry in a variety of photos containing gang signs and guns.
His posts indicate he is a local rapper.
What's most concerning for police, Terry is on probation and should not have a gun or be using one to commit a crime.
An arrest warrant shows he is wanted on complaints of robbery, kidnapping, possession of a firearm and possession of a firearm in commission of a felony.
If you know anything about the whereabouts of Jermaine Terry call Bethany police at (405) 789-2323.
Detectives said residents should not try to approach him.