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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, July 25, 2016

Allen Man Pleads Guilty To Assault In Indian Country

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that WILLIAM CONLEY BOAZ II, age 27, of Allen, Oklahoma, pled guilty to an Information charging him with ASSAULT IN INDIAN COUNTRY (MISDEMEANOR), in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1152 and 113(a)(4).

The Information alleges that on or about February 18, 2016, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma and elsewhere, while present within Indian Country in the special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States, the Defendant, WILLIAM CONLEY BOAZ II, a non-Indian, did commit an assault against an Indian, who was a spouse or intimate partner, by striking said person on the face.

The charges arose from an investigation by the Chickasaw Nation Lighthorse Police and the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

The Honorable Steven P. Shreder, Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, accepted the plea and ordered the completion of a presentence investigation report.

The statutory range of punishment is not more than 1 year imprisonment, a fine up to $100,000.00 or both.

Assistant United States Attorney Dean Burris represented the United States.

Topic(s): 
Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime
Updated August 1, 2016