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Adair County Resident Sentenced For Involuntary Manslaughter In Indian Country

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Oklahoma

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Bradley Jordan Eagle-Tate, age 31, of Stilwell, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 36 months imprisonment for one count of Involuntary Manslaughter in Indian Country.

The charge arose from an investigation by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

On September 22, 2023, Eagle-Tate pleaded guilty to the crime.

According to investigators, on June 27, 2022, Eagle-Tate crossed into the oncoming lane of Oklahoma Highway 100 in a no-passing zone, clipping one vehicle before colliding head-on with a second vehicle.  The driver of the second vehicle died at the scene, and a passenger in the first vehicle was left seriously injured.  Eagle-Tate admitted during the plea hearing that he had multiple drugs in his system at the time of the collision and failed to devote full time and attention while driving his motor vehicle.  The crime occurred in Adair County, within the boundaries of the Cherokee Nation Reservation, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma.

The Honorable Ronald A. White, Chief Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, presided over the hearing.  Eagle-Tate will remain in custody of the U.S. Marshal pending transportation to a designated United States Bureau of Prisons facility to serve a non-paroleable sentence of incarceration.

Assistant United States Attorney Kevin Gross represented the United States.

Updated June 6, 2024

Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime