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Okemah Man Pleads Guilty To Assault With A Dangerous Weapon

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 Mike Avery Thompson, Jr., age 30, of Okemah, Oklahoma entered a guilty plea to Assault With A Dangerous Weapon With Intent To Commit Bodily Harm In Indian Country, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 113(a)(3), 1151 and 1153, punishable by not more than 10 years imprisonment, a fine up to $250,000.00, or both.

The Indictment alleged that on or about June 27, 2020, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Indian Country, Mike Avery Thompson, Jr., an Indian, did assault L.H. with a dangerous weapon with intent to do bodily harm. 

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

The Honorable Kimberly E. West, 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.

Updated October 27, 2020

Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime