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Tulsa Man Convicted of Carjacking Resulting in Death

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

A defendant who took part in multiple carjackings that resulted in the murder of a Tulsa man in 2016 pleaded guilty in federal court, announced U.S. Attorney Clint Johnson.

Emmitt Graywolf Sam, 24, pleaded guilty to carjacking resulting in death.

In his plea agreement, Sam admitted that in the early morning hours of June 25, 2016, he and another individual carried firearms and committed several carjackings and robberies. Afterward, the two men drove a stolen black Ford Focus to the 8500 block of East 26th St. in Tulsa. Sam admitted that the men then attempted to carjack victim Jonathan Stephens who was standing next to his Chrysler Pacifica. He further stated that during the attempted carjacking, Stephens was shot and killed by the other individual. The two men then fled the scene in the stolen black Ford Focus and committed several more armed robberies and carjackings.

Sam will be sentenced at a later date.

The FBI and Tulsa and Broken Arrow Police Departments conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney John E. Brasher is prosecuting the case.


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Updated March 10, 2023

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