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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, December 28, 2017

Vian Man Sentenced To 36 Months Probation For Interstate Transportation Of Stolen Property

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Tyler Wayne Jones, age 24, of Vian, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 3 years probation for Interstate Transportation Of Stolen Property, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 2314 and 2.

The Indictment alleged that on or about April 15, 2015, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, Tyler Wayne Jones, did unlawfully transport in interstate commerce stolen goods, wares and merchandise, that is, six (6) zero turn mowers, of the value of $5,000.00 or more, knowing the same to have been stolen.

The charge arose from an investigation by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, Sallisaw Police Department, the Sequoyah County Sheriff’s Office, the Fort Smith Police Department, the Sabastian County Sherriff’s Office, the Poteau Police Department, and the District 27 Drug Task Force.

United States Attorney Brian J. Kuester said, “This investigation and prosecution is a great example of the results that occur when citizens freely share information they believe to be suspicious and multiple law enforcement agencies from different jurisdictions work together. Officers and investigators from each jurisdiction that assisted in this case played a critical role in the thorough, professional investigation that allowed this office to prosecute Jones. I commend the officers for their work and those citizens that provided information that lead to Jones’s arrest.”

The Honorable Ronald A. White, U.S. District Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, presided over the hearing. Assistant United States Attorney Dean Burris represented the United States.

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Consumer Protection
Indian Country Law and Justice
Updated January 2, 2018