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Muldrow Man Pleads Guilty To Bomb Threat

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 ERIC WAYNE LOCKHART, age 30, of Muldrow, Oklahoma, pled guilty to USE OF TELEPHONE TO MAKE BOMB THREAT, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 844(e), which is punishable by up to 10 years imprisonment, a fine of up to $250,000.00 or both.

The Indictment alleged that on or about June 15, 2015, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the Defendant, ERIC WAYNE LOCKHART, did, through use of a telephone, make a threat to kill, injure and intimidate an individual by means of an explosive, in and affecting interstate commerce.

The charges are a result from an investigation by the Sequoyah County Sheriff’s Department and the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

The Honorable Kimberly E. West, 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 report.  Sentencing will be scheduled after its completion.  The defendant will remain in the custody of the United States Marshal pending the sentencing hearing.

Assistant United States Attorney Chris Wilson represented the United States.

Updated February 4, 2016