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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, December 15, 2016

Allen Man Sentenced To 33 Months For Domestic Assault By Strangulation

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced today that CHANCE ADRIAN GRIFFIN, age 21, of Allen, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 33 months imprisonment for DOMESTIC ASSAULT BY STRANGULATION, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1153, 1151 and 113(a)(8).

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, an Indian, assaulted an intimate partner, by strangulation.

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

The Honorable Judge James H. Payne, 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 pending transportation to the designated federal facility at which, the nonparoleable sentence will be served.

Assistant United States Attorney Edward Snow represented the United States.

Topic(s): 
Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime
Updated December 27, 2016