Jury Finds Man Guilty of Kidnapping and Firearm Crimes
U.S. Attorney Trent Shores announced today that a jury found Randy Alan Hamett, 61, of Choctaw, guilty of Kidnapping, Possessing and Receiving Stolen Firearm and Ammunition, and Possession of Firearms and Ammunition While Subject to a Domestic Violence Protective Order. The jury determined that, on April 25, 2017, Hamett parked his truck at a nearby Wal-Mart and walked to the victim’s house in Broken Arrow. He cut a hole in an outside wall of the victim’s house to avoid her home alarm system. When the victim arrived home from work, Hamett tased her and pointed a revolver at her. After zip-tying her wrists and duct taping her ankles, Hamett threatened to kill himself, the victim, and anyone who tried to help her. Hamett forced the victim into a car, stole from her a pistol she had purchased after obtaining a protective order against him, then kidnapped her. Hamett also sexually assaulted her.
Convinced that Hamett was going to kill her, the victim made every effort to prolong the trip and endear herself to Hamett. As part of her attempt to accomplish that, the victim convinced Hamett they should get back together and remarry in Arkansas, where they were originally married. Hamett eventually allowed the victim to text her parents and her boyfriend so they would not become suspicious concerning her whereabouts. Based on the nature of the text, the victim’s parents became worried that she was in danger and contacted the Broken Arrow Police Department. Through a concerted investigation by the Broken Arrow and Siloam Springs Police Departments, officers were able to locate Hamett and the victim at a hotel in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, where they determined Hamett was holding the victim against her will and arrested Hamett for violation of a protective order. Hamett was in possession of a firearm and ammunition, along with Taser cartridges, at the time of his arrest.
U.S. Attorney Shores stated, “Mr. Hamett’s violent actions were reprehensible. This United States Attorney’s Office is focused on prosecuting violent criminals. And that’s what we will continue to do. I am proud of the Assistant United States Attorneys, as well as the state and federal investigators, who worked tirelessly to prepare and try the case.”
District Judge Claire V. Eagan of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma presided over the trial and will sentence Hamett on October 26, 2018. Hamett faces a maximum penalty life in prison, a $250,000 fine, and five years supervised release for the kidnapping conviction. Hammett also faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and three years supervised release on the convictions for possessing and receiving a stolen firearm and ammunition, and for possessing firearms and ammunition while subject to a domestic violence protective order.
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Broken Arrow Police Department, the Siloam Springs Police Department, and the Rogers State University Police. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Jeffrey A. Gallant and Ryan M. Roberts.