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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 9, 2021

Tulsa Resident Pleads Guilty To Robbery In Indian Country

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Hunter Ray Kelley, 20, entered a guilty plea to Robbery in Indian Country in violation of 18 United States Code Sections 1151, 1152, and 2111, punishable by imprisonment for a period of no more than 15 years and/or a fine of up to $250,000.00, a term of supervised release to be determined by the Court, and a special assessment fee in the amount of $100.00.

The Indictment alleged that on or about May 13, 2021, the defendant went inside a convenience store brandishing what appeared to be a tan AR-15-style rifle.  The defendant pointed the rifle at the clerk and demanded money.  When the defendant left the store, it was with cash, cartons of cigarettes, loose cigars and cigarillos, and lighters.  The defendant then led police officers and deputy sheriffs on a high-speed chase before he stopped and surrendered.

The charges arose from an investigation by the Okmulgee Police Department, the Okmulgee Sheriff’s Office, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The Honorable Jodi Warmbrod Dishman, U.S. District 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 U.S. Attorney Anthony C. Marek represented the United States.

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime
Updated September 10, 2021