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Allen Man Pleads Guilty To Domestic Assault By Strangulation

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  CHANCE ADRIAN GRIFFIN, age 21, of Allen, Oklahoma pled guilty to DOMESTIC ASSAULT BY STRANGULATION, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1153, 1151 and 113(a)(8), punishable by not more than 10 years imprisonment, up to a $250,000.00 fine or both.

The Indictment alleged that on or about January 20, 2016, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Indian Country, within the special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States, the defendant, CHANCE ADRIAN GRIFFIN, an Indian, assaulted an intimate partner, by strangulation.

The charge is a result of 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, presided over the hearing and ordered the completion of a presentence investigation report.  Sentencing will be scheduled following its completion.  The defendant will remain in the custody of the United States Marshal Service pending sentencing.

Special Assistant United States Attorney Shelly Harrison represented the United States.

Updated May 5, 2016

Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime