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Idabel Resident Sentenced For Assault With The Intent To Commit Murder

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 Lawrence Samuel McKinney, age 36, of Idabel, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 210 months in prison for one count of Assault with the Intent to Commit Murder.

The charges arose from investigations by the Choctaw Nation Tribal Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

On March 28, 2022, McKinney pleaded guilty to one count of Assault with the Intent to Commit Murder.  At the plea hearing, McKinney admitted that he drove to Broken Bow, Oklahoma, and shot the victim with a shotgun with the specific intent to commit murder.  The victim survived the shooting. The crime occurred in McCurtain County, within the boundaries of the Choctaw Nation Reservation, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma.

The Honorable Patrick R. Wyrick, U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Oklahoma, sitting by appointment, presided over the hearing in Muskogee.  McKinney will remain in 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 Ryan Conway represented the United States.

Updated July 16, 2023

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