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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Muskogee Man Pleads Guilty To Child Neglect In Indian Country

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Brandon Edward Bridges, age 24, of Muskogee, Oklahoma entered a guilty plea to Child Neglect In Indian Country, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1151, 1153 and Title 21, Oklahoma Statutes, Section 843.5(C), punishable by not more than life imprisonment, a fine up to $5,000.00, or both.

The Indictment alleged that on or about December 7, 2019, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Indian Country, the defendant, Brandon Edward Bridges, an Indian, did willfully and maliciously fail and omit to provide JS1, JS2, JS3, AS, BB1, and BB2, adequate food, clothing, shelter, sanitation and hygiene and appropriate care and supervision and failed to protect JS1, JS2, JS3, AS, BB1, and BB2 from exposure to the use and possession of illegal drugs and illegal activities all while BRANDON EDWARD BRIDGES was responsible for the health, safety and welfare of JS1, JS2, JS3, AS, BB1, and BB2, children under the age of eighteen.

The charges arose from an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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 Jarrod Leaman represented the United States at the plea hearing. 

Topic(s): 
Project Safe Childhood
Indian Country Law and Justice
Updated September 23, 2020