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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Oklahoma

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Okmulgee Man Pleads Guilty To Assault Of An Intimate Partner And Dating Partner In Indian Country

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Nathan Joe Checotah, age 26, of Okmulgee, Oklahoma entered a guilty plea to Assault of an Intimate Partner and Dating Partner in Indian Country, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 113(a)(8), 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 January 15, 2020, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Indian Country, Nathan Joe Checotah, an Indian, did assault the person of T.G., a person who was an intimate and dating partner, by strangling and suffocating, and attempting to strangle and suffocate T.G.

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.   

Special Assistant United States Attorney David Youll represented the United States at the plea hearing. 

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