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Muskogee Resident Sentenced To 35 Years For Kidnapping, Carjacking And Robbery

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 Patrick Wayne McHenry, age 30, of Muskogee, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 360 months for one count of Conspiracy to Commit Kidnapping, 360 months for one count of Kidnapping, 180 months for one count of Carjacking, and 180 months for one count of Robbery in Indian Country.  Those terms will be served concurrently.  In addition, McHenry was sentenced to 60 months for Use and Carry of a Firearm During and in Relation to a Crime of Violence.  That term will be served consecutively.

The charges arose from investigations by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Muskogee County Sheriff’s Office, and the Muskogee Police Department.

On December 21, 2022, McHenry was found guilty of the charges by a federal jury at trial.  According to investigators, on September 11, 2021, McHenry kidnapped an individual from a motel in Muskogee, on the Muscogee (Creek) Reservation, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, and held the victim captive during an ordeal that lasted over two days.  On September 12, 2021, McHenry, armed with a sawed-off shotgun, targeted, robbed, and carjacked a second victim from the same motel in Muskogee.

“I applaud the work of law enforcement and prosecutors for their roles in holding McHenry accountable for his spate of violence,” said United States Attorney Christopher J. Wilson.

The Honorable Ronald A. White, Chief Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, presided over the hearing.  McHenry 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 Attorney Erin Cornell represented the United States at sentencing.

Updated May 30, 2024

Firearms Offenses
Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime