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Morris Man Pleads Guilty To Assault Resulting In Substantial Bodily Injury 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 Cameron Austin Burgess, age 22, of Morris, Oklahoma entered a guilty plea to Assault Resulting In Substantial Bodily Injury To A Spouse, Intimate Partner, Or Dating Partner In Indian Country, in violation of Title 18 United States Code, Sections 113(a)(7), 1151, and 1153, punishable by not more than 5 years imprisonment, a fine up to $250,000.00, or both. 

The Indictment alleged that on or about March 4, 2020, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Indian Country, Cameron Austin Burgess, an Indian, did assault T.S., a spouse, intimate partner, and dating partner, resulting in substantial bodily injury. 

The charges arose from an investigation by the Henryetta Police Department, Okmulgee Police Department, District 25 Violent Crime Task Force and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The Honorable John F. Heil III, U.S. District 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.   

Special Assistant United States Attorney Robert Reeves represented the United States at the plea hearing.

Updated October 20, 2020

Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime