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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, October 23, 2020

Oktaha Man Pleads Guilty To Assault With Intent To Commit Murder In Indian Country

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Gage Hayden Ross, age 22, of Oktaha, Oklahoma entered a guilty plea to Assault With Intent To Commit Murder In Indian Country, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 113(a)(1), 1151 and 1153, punishable by not more than 20 years imprisonment, a fine up to $250,000.00, or both.

The Indictment alleged that on or about May 24, 2020, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Indian Country, the defendant, an Indian, did assault L.H., with intent to commit murder with a firearm. 

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 Clay Compton represented the United States at the plea hearing.

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime
Updated October 27, 2020