Muskogee County District Attorney Orvil Loge has refiled four charges of first-degree rape against former Muskogee man Leroy Jemol Smith just now.
Smith is believed to be in the Tulsa area, and a warrant has been issued for his arrest. If you know of his whereabouts, Loge asks that you contact law enforcement immediately.
Smith previously avoided state prosecution by claiming McGirt status as a member of the Creek Nation. A federal judge ruled that the statute of limitations on the five women he is alleged to have raped during the 1990s had expired and let him out of jail.
State statutes of limitations have not expired.
Smith may have to face state courts despite his claims of being a member of a federally recognized tribe, victims and family have said, but did not give details.