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Muskogee Resident Sentenced For Robbery 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 Philip Lee Ramos a/k/a Phillip Lee Ramos, age 32, of Muskogee, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 60 months in prison for Robbery in Indian Country.

The charges arose from investigations by the Muskogee Police Department.

On April 18, 2023, Philip Lee Ramos pleaded guilty to Robbery in Indian Country. According to court documents, on December 2, 2020, Ramos robbed an individual at knifepoint at a Muskogee, Oklahoma hotel.

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma prosecuted this case because the defendant is a member of a federally recognized Indian tribe and the crimes occurred in Muskogee County, within the boundaries of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Reservation and within the Eastern District of Oklahoma.

The Honorable Ronald A. White, U.S. District Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, presided over the hearings in Muskogee.  Ramos was remanded to 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 Jordan Howanitz represented the United States at the sentencing.

Updated May 12, 2023

Violent Crime
Indian Country Law and Justice