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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, December 12, 2016

Pocasset Man Pleads Guilty To Theft In Indian Country

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that NAAMAN JOE MCCOY, age 27, of Pocasset, Oklahoma, pled guilty to THEFT IN INDIAN COUNTRY, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 661 and 1152, punishable by not more than 5 years imprisonment, and up to a $250,000.00 fine or both.

The Indictment alleged that on or about September 13, 2016, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, within Indian country, as defined in 18 U.S.C. § 1151, the defendant, an Indian, did take and carry away, with the intent to steal and purloin, the personal property of a non-Indian, with a value exceeding $1,000.00.

The charge arose from an investigation by the Choctaw Tribal police, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The Honorable Kimberly E. West, 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. The defendant will remain in custody pending a sentencing hearing.

Special Assistant United States Attorney Shelly Harrison represented the United States.

Topic(s): 
Indian Country Law and Justice
Updated December 13, 2016