TCSO releases documents in Norris case

Posted at 12:20 PM, Feb 03, 2016

TULSA – The Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office released court documents regarding the investigation into a suspect involved in a recent bank robbery in Eufaula.

Cedric Norris died in a shootout that followed a bank robbery at the Bank of Eufaula in January. Police say Norris opened fire in the bank, injuring two and killing the bank president.

Not long after the incident, it was discovered that Norris was released from a Texas prison despite the fact that he still had two sentences left in Oklahoma.

One of the sentences Norris was supposed to serve was a ten year sentences stemming from a jewelry store robbery in Tulsa County.

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Norris was also ordered to serve 60 years for another robbery in Creek County.

The documents show that the sheriff’s office filed paperwork that would have prevented Norris’ release. The paperwork reveals that Norris was ordered to serve that sentence consecutively with the unrelated sentence in Texas he was already serving.

That document was supposed to accompany Norris back to Texas after he was convicted in Oklahoma.

It's unclear whether Texas officials ever received the court documents filed in Tulsa outlining Norris' 10-year Oklahoma sentence.

Somehow Norris was released on parole from Texas in 2007, and then again in 2012.

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