By Patti Weaver


  (Stillwater, Okla.) — Two 16-year-old boys, who pleaded guilty as youthful offenders to robbing a female clerk at gunpoint at 4 am on June 16 at a Stillwater convenience store while they were reportedly wearing masks, were each sentenced to five years in the custody of the Office of Juvenile Affairs by Associate District Judge Stephen Kistler last week.
    Henry Lloyd Chaney, who was 15 at the time of the hold-up for money, vape and tobacco products, and his co-defendant Austin Lee Gage Vanorsdol have both been held in a Juvenile Detention Center since their arrests by Stillwater police, court records show.
    Chaney also pleaded guilty as a youthful offender to the armed robbery of a gas station in Stillwater on May 16 when he took vape products, for which he was given a concurrent five years in OJA custody by the judge last week.
    The judge ordered that a rehabilitation plan for the youths be prepared by OJA by Dec. 1, and set a review of their cases for May 2, 2023, court records show.
    Chaney had recently moved to Stillwater, according to an affidavit by Stillwater Police Detective Josh Carson.
    When a search warrant was served on June 16 at the apartment where Chaney lived, Stillwater police seized an airsoft AR-15 rifle, two airsoft pistols, one mask, one bandana, one unexcused tardy slip addressed to Vanorsdol, $260 in cash and various other items including vape pods, court records show.
    The judge advised the Stillwater youths in court last week that restitution would be determined, and that if they are bridged over as adults to prison, they may be required to register as violent offenders, court records show.