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Press Release

Idabel Resident Sentenced For Murder 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 that Dakota Shay Fox, age 27, of Idabel, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 210 months in prison for Murder in Indian Country—Second Degree.

The charges arose from investigations by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.

On October 11, 2022, Fox plead guilty to one count of Murder in Indian Country—Second Degree. On January 4, 2018, Fox shot the victim at an Idabel intersection.  The victim was later pronounced dead at an area hospital.  The crime occurred in McCurtain County, within the boundaries of the Choctaw Nation Reservation, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma.

The Honorable Ronald A. White, Chief Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, presided over the hearings.  Fox 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 Attorneys Jarrod Leaman and Joshua Satter represented the United States.

Updated February 1, 2024

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