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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Idabel Man Pleads Guilty To Tampering With A Witness

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Tommy Blake McCary, age 67, of Idabel, Oklahoma, entered a guilty plea to Tampering With A Witness in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1512(b)(2)(C), punishable by not more than 20 years imprisonment, up to a $250,000.00 fine, or both. 

The Superseding Indictment alleges that between January 7, 2019 and February 9, 2019, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant did knowingly attempt to corruptly persuade D.B. to avoid legal process by sending a communication as follows: “tell Ole Girl to make herself unavailable to be subpeoned to Trial.  It is set for March 5 2019 I want this done immediately”, with the intent to cause and induce D.B. to evade legal process summoning D.B. to appear as a witness in a jury trial. 

The charges arose from an investigation by the McCurtain County Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

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 Dean Burris represented the United States.

Updated April 2, 2019