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Ardmore Resident Sentenced For Felony Assault And Federal Firearms Offense

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 Jeremy Kurt Lewis, Jr., age 26, of Ardmore, Oklahoma, was sentenced to concurrent terms of 108 months in prison for assault with a dangerous weapon and 108 months in prison for possessing a firearm after a felony conviction.

The charges arose from investigations by the Chickasaw Nation Lighthorse Police, the Ada Police Department, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

On October 12, 2022, Lewis pleaded guilty to the charges.  According to investigators, on May 6, 2021, Lewis beat the victim with his hands and a belt and obstructed the victim’s airway with a rag.  While investigating the assault, officers found Lewis, a convicted felon, in possession of a firearm.

While in custody for the May 6th assault, Lewis assaulted a jail officer during a failed escape attempt.  Lewis subsequently pleaded guilty to one count of assault with intent to commit a felony in that separate case and was sentenced to 63 months imprisonment.  The terms of imprisonment in the separate cases will be served consecutively.

The crimes occurred in Pontotoc County, within the boundaries of the Chickasaw Nation Reservation, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma.

The Honorable Bernard M. Jones, II, U.S. District Judge in the United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma, sitting by assignment, presided over the hearings in Oklahoma City.  Lewis 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 at the sentencing.

Updated December 20, 2023

Firearms Offenses
Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime