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Man Sentenced for Involuntary Manslaughter and Leaving the Scene of an Accident

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Oklahoma

A Sperry man was sentenced yesterday for Involuntary Manslaughter in Indian Country and Leaving the Scene of an Accident Resulting in Death, announced U.S. Attorney Clint Johnson. U.S. District Judge Terence C. Kern sentenced Roger Allen Stevens, 32, a member of Cherokee Nation, to 30 months imprisonment, followed by one year of supervised release.

According to the guilty plea, on October 28, 2018, Stevens failed to yield to the right of way to Timothy Hayhurst, while he was riding a motorcycle. This resulted in the death of Mr. Hayhurst. After the accident, Stevens did not contact 911 or stay at the scene of the accident.  

Stevens was permitted to remain on bond and voluntarily surrender to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility.

The FBI and the Oklahoma Highway Patrol investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric O. Johnston prosecuted the case.


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Updated January 24, 2024