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Pittsburg County Resident Pleads Guilty To Assault Resulting In Serious Bodily Injury 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 Jeffrey Dywane Holcomb, age 24, of Pittsburg County, Oklahoma pleaded guilty to Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury in Indian Country, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 113(a)(6), 1151 and 1153, punishable by imprisonment for a period of not more than 10 years and/or a fine of up to $250,000, a term of supervised release of not more than 3 years, and a special assessment fee of $100.

The facts and circumstances occurred on the evening of July 12, 2020 in the City of McAlester, Oklahoma.  The defendant and victim were in a verbal dispute when the defendant struck the victim several times causing him to lose consciousness, fall and hit his head on the pavement below.  The victim’s injuries were so severe that he was airlifted to a hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma for treatment.

The McAlester Police Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation investigated the case.

U.S. District Judge Charles B. Goodwin accepted the plea and ordered the completion of a presentence investigation report. Special Assistant U.S. Attorneys Robert Moody and Mike Shannon represented the United States.

Updated September 21, 2021

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