Another arrest in fatal robbery attempt of Oklahoma marijuana shop – Oklahoman.com

A second man is in custody and charged with murder connected to an attempted robbery at a Thackerville dispensary last month that turned deadly.

Austin Pate, 18, was arrested Thursday at his home in Calera and was extradited to Love County, according to The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. Court records show that Pate was charged with first-degree murder, robbery or attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy.

Oklahoma’s felony murder law allows a person to be charged for first-degree murder if an accomplice dies during “the defendant’s commission or attempted commission” of any of a specific list of felonies, including robbery with a dangerous weapon, according to the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals.

Clarence Hill, 20, and another suspect, originally identified as C.G., allegedly attempted to rob the Border Buds dispensary in Thackerville, on July 21, around 8:56 p.m., according to an affidavit detailing the investigation by Special Agent Zachary Thompson of the OSBI. The two allegedly entered the dispensary and C.G. pointed a gun at the clerk, who informed the men he was also armed. C.G. fired the gun and the clerk returned fire striking him several times, killing him and injuring Hill, according to Thompson.