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Muskogee Resident Sentenced For Murder, Robbery, And Federal Firearms Offense

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 Kevin Marvell Jackson, age 22, of Muskogee, Oklahoma, was sentenced to two life terms in prison for one count of Robbery in Indian Country and one count of Murder in Perpetration of Robbery in Indian Country relating to a 2020 murder in Muskogee, Oklahoma.  Jackson was also sentenced to 180 months imprisonment on one count of Robbery in Indian Country and 180 months imprisonment on one count of Using, Carrying, Brandishing and Discharging a Firearm in Relation to a Crime of Violence.  The terms of imprisonment will be served concurrently.

The charges arose from an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Muskogee Police Department.

On March 3, 2022, a federal jury found Jackson guilty at trial on all counts of a four-count Superseding Indictment.  During the trial, the United States presented evidence that in the early morning hours of October 19, 2020, Jackson attempted to rob two persons, believing they had a large amount of casino winnings.  After forcing the victims into a nearby residence at gunpoint, Jackson discovered they had no cash or winnings, and instead attempted to force them to an ATM to withdraw funds.  In the process, one victim escaped, and Jackson shot the remaining victim before fleeing the scene of the crime.  EMS responders transported the gunshot victim to St. Francis Hospital in Muskogee, where he was pronounced dead.  Jackson was later apprehended in the Oklahoma City area by an FBI-led manhunt.  The crimes occurred in Muskogee County, within the boundaries of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Reservation, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma.

“The FBI focuses its investigative resources on offenders who pose the greatest safety risk to the public,” said FBI Oklahoma City Special Agent in Charge Edward J. Gray.  “Mr. Jackson proved he has no regard for the law or for human life when he brutally murdered one innocent victim and traumatized another. I’m proud of the collective efforts of the FBI and our law enforcement partners to ensure this extremely dangerous individual will spend the rest of his life behind bars.”

“Mr. Jackson's cold-blooded crimes are deserving of the life sentence handed down by the Court,” said United States Attorney Christopher J. Wilson.  “There can be no room in society for such callous acts, and this office will prosecute anyone who commits such crimes to the fullest extent of the law.”

The Honorable Ronald A. White, Chief Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, presided over the hearings in Muskogee.  Jackson will remain in 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 Joshua Satter represented the United States at sentencing.

Updated November 9, 2023

Firearms Offenses
Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime