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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Cherry Tree Man Pleads Guilty To Assault With Dangerous Weapon

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that LEEROY SOAP JR, age 39, of Cherry Tree, Oklahoma pled guilty to ASSAULT WITH A DANGEROUS WEAPON IN INDIAN COUNTRY, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 113(a)(3), 1151 and 1153, punishable by not more than 10 years imprisonment, and up to a $250,000.00 fine or both.               

The Indictment alleged that on or about July 13, 2017, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, within Indian country, on an Indian allotment the Indian title to which had not been extinguished, and within the special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States, the defendant, LEEROY SOAP JR., an Indian, did knowingly assault J.E. with a dangerous weapon with intent to do bodily harm.

The charge arose from an investigation by the Cherokee Nation Marshal Service, the Adair County Sherriff’s Office, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The Honorable Steven P. Shreder, U.S. Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, accepted the plea and ordered the completion of a presentence investigation report.

Assistant United States Attorney Chris Wilson represented the United States.

Topic(s): 
Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime
Updated October 24, 2017