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

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Wayne Woman Pleads Guilty To Destruction Of Government Property

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced today that JENNIFER LIND PALMER, a/k/a Jennifer L. Barnes and a/k/a Jennifer L. Dunn, age 34, of Wayne, Oklahoma, pled guilty to Destruction of Government Property, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1363 and Title 18, United States Code, Section 2.

The charges arose from an investigation by the National Park Service and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.  The defendant was indicted in April, 2015.

The Indictment alleges that from on or about July 15, 2012 to on or about July 20, 2012 in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant did willfully injure, and attempt to injure property of the United States and of any department or agency thereof to wit: destruction and attempted destruction of Park Fee machines owned by the National Park Service, said destruction and attempted destruction exceeded the sum of $1,000.00.

The Honorable Kimberly E. West, Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, accepted the guilty plea and ordered the completion of a presentence report.  Sentencing will be scheduled following its completion.

The statutory range of punishment is not more than 10 years imprisonment and/or up to a $250,000.00 fine.

Assistant United States Attorney Edward Snow represented the United States.

Updated June 29, 2015