A 31-year-old Tulsa man pleaded guilty in federal court to striking two victims with a metal pry bar in a violent assault, announced U.S. Attorney Clint Johnson.
Christopher Travon Brown was convicted of two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon with intent to do bodily harm in Indian Country.
According to court documents, on June 19, 2022, Broken Arrow police officers responded to a 911 call related to the assault. Upon arrival, officers discovered two victims at the residence. A male victim sustained serious injuries to his arm and head and displayed a significant altered mental state consistent with a head injury. A female victim had blunt force trauma to her left forearm. She reported to officers that Brown had forced his way through a bedroom door. He then entered the room wielding a 24-inch, steel crowbar and started striking the male victim with it. She stated that in the process, he struck her on the forearm.
The male victim was transported to Saint Francis Hospital, where he was placed in intensive care for life threatening head injuries.
When apprehended and interviewed by police, Brown initially claimed self-defense. He later admitted that he was the aggressor, stating that he took a crowbar from the garage, broke down the bedroom door with his shoulder and committed the assaults.
Brown faces a maximum federal sentence of 10 years in prison. He is currently in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service and will be sentenced at a later date.
The FBI and Broken Arrow Police Department conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Niko A. Boulieris is prosecuting the case.