Muskogee Resident Sentenced For Threatening Communications And Cyberstalking Charges
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 Parker Ryan Little, age 26, of Muskogee, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 51 months imprisonment for posting threats online against Wagoner Police Officers and a Fort Gibson Police Officer, and for stalking and harassing two additional victims.
The charges arose from investigations by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the California-based Regional Enforcement Allied Computer Team (REACT) Task Force, the Wagoner Police Department, and the Fort Gibson Police Department.
On June 22, 2022, Little pleaded guilty to two counts of Threatening Interstate Communications and two counts of Stalking.
On May 4, 2020, Little used one acquaintance’s identity to send an anonymous tip to the Fort Gibson Police Department threatening a mass shooting. On May 8, 2020, Little, assuming the same victim’s identity, posted a public message on a gaming forum threatening to shoot several Fort Gibson police officers, and posted personal identifiable information (PII) doxing the officers. The threatening messages were observed and reported to law enforcement by individuals located outside of Oklahoma.
On June 11, 2020, Little discussed the harassment of a second acquaintance in a group internet conversation. In the group conversation, Little admitted to harassing that second victim, including swatting the victim’s house. On the same day, Little posed as the second victim and posted a public message on a gaming forum threatening to shoot six Wagoner Police Department Officers, including the Chief of Police, the Deputy Chief, and four others. At the same time, Little posted personally identifiable information in the same public message, doxing the threatened Wagoner police officers. The threatening messages involving the second victim were also observed and reported to law enforcement by individuals located outside of Oklahoma.
“The defendant’s relentless campaign of online threats, harassment, and stalking intended to instill fear and divert critical law enforcement resources from where they are truly needed,” said FBI Oklahoma City Special Agent in Charge Edward J. Gray. “Our hope is that today’s sentence brings some relief to the private citizens and members of the law enforcement community that were affected by this reprehensible behavior.”
“We live in an increasingly interconnected society, which can be either a blessing or a curse,” said United States Attorney Christopher J. Wilson. “In this case, the defendant chose the latter, utilizing various electronic platforms to spew threats and stalk innocent victims, including members of law enforcement. The sentence imposed sends a clear message this type conduct is criminal and will be punished accordingly.”
The Honorable John F. Heil, U.S. District Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, presided over the hearings in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Little 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 Benjamin D. Traster represented the United States.
Updated October 10, 2023