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Serial Burglar Sentenced for 27 Counts of Second-Degree Burglary

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

TULSA, Okla. – Today, U.S. District Judge Sara E. Hill sentenced Scotty Wayne Harjo, 40, of Tulsa, for 27 counts of Second Degree Burglary in Indian Country. Judge Hill ordered Harjo to serve 72 months imprisonment, followed by 3 years of supervised release.

“Scotty Harjo targeted small businesses such as bakeries, breweries, and barber shops,” said U.S. Attorney Clint Johnson. “The Tulsa Police Department (TPD) spent countless hours investigating Harjo’s burglary spree. I want to thank them for their hard work and assisting federal prosecutors in securing this sentence.”

According to court documents, Harjo was released from federal prison in August of 2021 after serving 60 months for drug conspiracy. Shortly after his release, Harjo broke into 27 different businesses throughout Tulsa in 2022. Harjo targeted small businesses. Harjo told Tulsa Police Officers that “he did not really care because “we” (TPD) can’t do anything about it…”

Harjo is a citizen of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma and will remain in custody pending transfer to the U.S. Bureau of Prisons.

The Tulsa Police Department investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Adam C. Bailey prosecuted the case.


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Updated April 17, 2024

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