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

Friday, January 12, 2018

Baxter Springs, Kansas, Man Sentenced To 9 Months For Destruction Of Government Property

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Robert Monroe Wilson III, age 48, of Baxter Springs, Kansas, was sentenced to 9 months imprisonment and 3 years supervised release for Destruction Of Government Property, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1363 and 7(3). The Indictment alleged that on or about July 22, 2017, Wilson willfully and maliciously destroyed and injured the gate and fence at the United States District Courthouse for the Eastern District of Oklahoma.

The charge arose from an investigation by the Muskogee Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The United States was represented by Assistant United States Attorney Kristin Harrington, and the Honorable Ronald A. White, U.S. District Judge presided over the hearing. 

United States Attorney Brian J. Kuester said, “It is part of this agency’s responsibility to prosecute those that intentionally damage or destroy property of the United States Government. It is my hope that the prosecution of this case will deter Mr. Wilson and others from future criminal conduct of this nature.”

Updated January 12, 2018