DUNCAN — A Stephens County teen is wanted by law enforcement after, police said, she set a man up with the promise of romance only to rob him of his drugs and gun at gunpoint in December 2023.
The Stephens County District Court issued a felony arrest warrant Wednesday charging Serenity Amaya Lucas, 17, of Duncan, with a count of robbery with a weapon, records indicate. The crime is punishable by no less than five years in prison.
Under Oklahoma’s youthful offender law, Lucas can be tried as an adult due to the violent nature of the charge.
Duncan Police Sgt. Suzannahe Smith stated she began investigating after the robbery victim came to police around 10:30 p.m. Dec. 13, 2023, to report the incident. He said he’d been robbed at gunpoint by a white female and a black male at Elm Terrace Apartments, 206 E. Elm, the warrant affidavit states.
The man said he’d met a girl named “Syn” through Facebook Dating a couple of months earlier but they’d never met in person until that day when she asked to speak directly with him. They decided to meet at the apartments that night, Smith stated.
Shortly before 9:15 p.m., the man received a message from someone posing as “Syn’s” sister asking how long it would be before he got there. He continued messaging until his arrival at 10:20 p.m. when he met up with “Syn,” the affidavit states.
An unidentified man showed up and pointed a gun at the man and took his backpack containing a black .38 caliber Taurus revolver, marijuana and his prescription medications, according to the affidavit. The unidentified man and “Syn” then fled.
While speaking with Smith, the man was messaging with “Syn” that he needed the gun back because it was “stolen from a biker in Lawton”. The replies were efforts to get him to bring more drugs and money in exchange for the gun, the affidavit states. More calls and messages followed.
At one point, the man received a call answered by Smith with a male who said the man had been messing around with his 16-year-old cousin and provided the name for her of “Sarah Johnson,” the affidavit states. He agreed to meet at 11th and Ash before telling Smith he’d return the gun to the police department. Smith said that never happened.
The man provided investigators photos of “Syn” along with screenshots of their conversations, according to the affidavit. “Syn” was identified as Serenity Lucas by Smith.
“Lucas has had numerous contacts with Duncan Police officers recently,” she stated.
Lucas’ boyfriend lives at an Elm Terrace apartment with Lucas and her mother and one of the phone numbers used in the night’s communications traced back to him, the affidavit states. The man identified him as the man who robbed him, according to Smith. He has not been charged as of Thursday.
A $100,000 cash warrant bond was set upon Lucas’ arrest.