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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Oklahoma

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Adair County Man Sentenced To 96 Months For Assault With Intent To Commit Murder

Muskogee, Oklahoma - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced today WILLIE JAMES HALLMARK, 37, of Adair County, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 96 months imprisonment, followed by 3 years of supervised release for Assault with Intent to Commit Murder in Indian Country.

The charges arose from an investigation by the Cherokee Nation Marshal Service and the FBI. HALLMARK was indicted in June 2013 and pled guilty in December 2013.

The indictment alleged that on or about June 6, 2013, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, WILLIE JAMES HALLMARK, an Indian, did knowingly and intentionally assault two individuals causing injury by stabbing with a knife with the intent to commit a murder, while on land held in Trust, for an individual member of the Cherokee Nation, by the United States of America.

The Honorable Ronald A. White, District Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, presided over the hearing. The defendant will remain in the custody of the United States Marshal Service pending transportation to the designated federal prison at which he will serve his nonparolable sentence.

Assistant United States Attorney Dean Burris represented the United States.

Updated March 12, 2015