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Tonkawa Man to Serve Six Years in Prison for Arson,
Burglary and Theft on Indian Land

September 24, 2012

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma –KYLE LYNN ENLOE, 20, from Tonkawa, Oklahoma, was sentenced on September 20 by United States District Judge Stephen P. Friot to serve 72 months in federal prison for arson, second degree burglary, and theft of personal property within Indian Country, announced Sanford C. Coats, United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma. In addition, Judge Friot ordered Enloe to serve five years of supervised release upon his release from prison and pay $181,906.56 in restitution.

According to the court records and the plea proceedings, on July 5, 2010, on Indian Country near Tonkawa, Oklahoma, Enloe broke into the apartment which was part of a duplex in owned by the Housing Authority of the Tonkawa Tribe, located at the Tribe’s Fort Oakland Reserve, east of the City of Tonkawa in Kay County. Enloe stole personal property including gold coins and intentionally set fire to a motorcycle on the front porch. The fire spread and burned the duplex down. A family of five, including 2 small children, in the adjoining side of the duplex were alerted by the smell of smoke and were narrowly able to escape without injury. The duplex and all of the contents were a total loss.

Enloe was indicted on February 12, 2012, and pled guilty on May 2, 2012.

This case was the result of an investigation conducted by the Tonkawa Tribal Police, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Arvo Mikkanen.












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