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Wewoka Resident Sentenced To 12 Years For Armed Assault

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 Darian Ty Farris, age 27, of Wewoka, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 120 months for one count of Discharging a Firearm During and in Relation to a Crime of Violence and 30 months in custody for one count of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon with Intent to do Bodily Harm in Indian Country.  The terms are set to be served consecutively.

The charges arose from investigations by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Oklahoma Bureau of Investigation, the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office, the Wewoka Police Department, the Seminole Lighthorse Police Department, and the Holdenville Police Department.

On August 10, 2023, Farris pleaded guilty to the charges.  According to investigators, in the early morning hours of March 2, 2023, Farris approached a Wewoka residence and yelled through the front door, challenging the occupant to a fight.  When the occupant stepped outside, Farris intentionally shot the victim in the abdomen with a firearm and fled.  Law enforcement investigating the crime issued a warrant for Farris’s arrest.  On April 18, 2023, law enforcement uncovered the outstanding warrant during a routine traffic stop.  Faced with arrest, Farris led officers on a chase at speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour and fired upon pursuing officers.

The crimes occurred in Seminole County, within the boundaries of the Seminole Nation Reservation, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma.

The Honorable Ronald A. White, Chief Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, presided over the hearing.  Farris will remain in the custody of the U.S. Marshal pending transportation to a designated United States Bureau of Prisons facility to serve a non-paroleable sentence of incarceration.

Assistant United States Attorney Erin Cornell represented the United States at sentencing.

Updated April 10, 2024

Firearms Offenses
Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime