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Gore Resident Sentenced For Voluntary Manslaughter, Assault With A 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 announces that Gary Lynn Armer, Jr., age 19, of Gore, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 87 months in prison for one count of Voluntary Manslaughter in Indian Country, and 87 months in prison for one count of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon with the Intent to do Bodily Harm in Indian Country.  The sentences are to be served concurrently.

The charges arose from an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Sequoyah County Sheriff’s Office.

On October 19, 2022, Armer pleaded guilty to a two-count felony information.  According to investigators, on March 26, 2022, Armer drove to a residence outside Gore, Oklahoma, and confronted an individual there.  During the ensuing argument, Armer fatally shot the victim.  Armer then fired upon a second individual sitting in a nearby vehicle, causing serious bodily injury, before fleeing the scene.  Armer was arrested a short time later by investigating officers, who located Armer at his residence.  The crimes occurred in Sequoyah County, which is within the boundaries of the Cherokee Nation Reservation and the Eastern District of Oklahoma.

The Honorable John F. Heil, III, U.S. District Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, presided over the sentencing hearing.  Armer will remain in the 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 T. Cameron McEwen represented the United States.

Updated April 30, 2024

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