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Tulsa Man Sentenced after Federal Conviction of Domestic Violence Strangulation and Firearm Charges

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

TULSA, Okla. – After being convicted by a federal jury, today, U.S. District Judge John F. Heil, III, sentenced Dakota Wayne Campus. Judge Heil ordered Campus to 204 months imprisonment, followed by 5 years of supervised release.

In November 2022, Campus was convicted of Assault of an Intimate/Dating Partner by Strangling and Attempting to Strangle in Indian Country; Assault with a Dangerous Weapon with Intent to do Bodily Harm in Indian Country; Carrying, Using, and Brandishing a Firearm During and in Relation to a Crime of Violence; and Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition.

Campus assaulted the victim who is a tribal citizen and was pregnant at the time. He will remain in custody pending transfer to the U.S. Bureau of Prisons.

Studies have found that domestic violence strangulation is a significant predictor of future attempted and completed murders, increasing the odds of death by more than seven times. While signs of strangulation are not always visible, strangulation can result in long-term psychological and physical injuries to victims, including depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, traumatic brain injury, strokes, and more. Timely intervention is critical to minimize the short and long-term negative effects of strangulation.

To find resources for domestic violence victims, contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline by calling
800-799-SAFE (7233) or text “START” to 88788. In an emergency, always call 911. Confidential resources can be found
on their website at

The FBI and Tulsa Police Department conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Stacey P. Todd and George Jiang prosecuted the case.


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Updated May 24, 2024

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