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Bunch Man Sentenced To 24 Months For Assaulting An Employee Of The United States With A Deadly And Dangerous Weapon

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 Lee Poafpybitty, a/k/a “Chooch”, age 33, of Bunch, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 24 months’ imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release for Assaulting An Employee Of The United States With A Deadly And Dangerous Weapon, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 111(a)(1) and (b). The charges arose from an investigation by the United States Postal Inspection Service and the Tahlequah Police Department. 

The Indictment alleges that on or about July 24, 2018, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant knowingly, intentionally, and forcibly, with the use of a knife, assaulted, opposed, impeded, intimidated, and interfered with and inflicted bodily injury to an employee of the United States Postal Service while in the performance of official duties. 

“United States Postal Service employees overcome many challenges to delivering mail, but violence is one they should never have to face. The defendant is being justly punished for his violent acts against the victim, a postal employee,” said United States Attorney Brian J. Kuester. 
The Honorable Ronald A. White, U.S. District Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, presided over the hearing. Assistant United States Attorney Shannon Henson represented the United States.

Updated August 21, 2019

Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime