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Tahlequah Resident Pleads Guilty To Murder 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 Timothy Randall England, age 36, of Tahlequah, Oklahoma, entered a guilty plea to an Information of one count of Murder in Indian Country – Second Degree.

The Information alleged that on or about February 7, 2023, England shot and killed the victim with an assault rifle.  The crime occurred in Cherokee County, within the boundaries of the Cherokee Nation Reservation, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma.

The charges arose from an investigation by the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, the Cherokee Nation Marshal Service, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The Honorable D. Edward Snow, U.S. Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, accepted the plea and ordered the completion of a presentence investigation report.  England was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal Service pending sentencing.

Assistant United States Attorney Ryan Bondura represented the United States.

Updated May 15, 2024

Firearms Offenses
Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime