The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced federal grand juries sitting in Muskogee recently completed two separate August and two separate September sessions and returned 46 felony indictments, including four superseding indictments.
From the four grand jury sessions in August and September, 28 indictments were publicly filed and eighteen remain sealed pending arrest of the charged defendants.
Twenty-three of the unsealed charges involve crimes arising out of Indian Country. Six of the unsealed indictments are for murder or involuntary manslaughter, four are for sex crimes, and the balance contain allegations of assault with intent to commit murder, assault resulting in serious bodily injury, domestic violence, firearms violations, burglary, and robbery (including attempted robbery).
The five unsealed non-Indian Country indictments involve possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, firearms violations, and traveling with the intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct.