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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Pocasset Man Sentenced To Three Months For 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, was sentenced to 3 months imprisonment and 2 years of supervised release for THEFT IN INDIAN COUNTRY, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 661 and 1152.

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 James H. Payne, District Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, presided over the hearing. The defendant will remain in custody pending transportation to the designated federal facility at which the nonparoleable sentence will be served.

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

Topic: 
Indian Country Law and Justice
Updated March 29, 2017