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Federal Jury Convicts Muskogee Resident Of Murder And Robbery Offenses In Indian Country

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 today that Kevin Marvell Jackson, age 20, of Muskogee, Oklahoma was found guilty by a federal jury of murder in Indian country, along with robbery and firearm offenses. 

The jury trial began with testimony on Tuesday, March 1, 2022, and concluded on Thursday, March 3, 2022, with the guilty verdicts. Based on the jury’s verdict, the defendant is facing a mandatory sentence of life imprisonment.

During the trial, the United States presented evidence the defendant attempted to rob Bradley Dillon and Dakota Berryhill of what he believed to be a large amount of casino winnings during the early morning hours of October 19, 2020.  The defendant hatched the plan to rob Dillon and Berryhill after overhearing telephone conversations about the winnings between friends of Dillon.  Unbeknownst to defendant, Dillon and Berryhill were simply joking about the casino winnings and had very little money when defendant attempted to rob them at gunpoint.  While Berryhill escaped the robbery, defendant shot Dillon at least five times.  Defendant fled the scene and was apprehended in the Oklahoma City area after a manhunt led by the FBI.

The guilty verdicts were the result of an investigation by the Muskogee Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma prosecuted the case because the victims in this case are members of a federally-recognized Indian tribe and the crimes occurred in Muskogee County, within the boundaries of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Reservation, and within the Eastern District of Oklahoma.

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 trial and ordered the completion of a presentence report. Sentencing will be scheduled following completion of the report. Jackson was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending the imposition of sentencing.

Assistant United States Attorney Michael Cooper represented the United States.

Updated March 15, 2022

Firearms Offenses
Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime