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Thursday, November 10, 2016

Choctaw Tribal Member Sentenced to 120 months for Assault


Jackson, Miss –Kent Ali Dan, 26, of Philadelphia, Mississippi, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate, to 120 months in prison for an assault resulting in serious bodily injury U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis announced today. The brutal assault against his wife occurred in the Bogue Chitto Community of the Choctaw Indian Reservation.

"The United States Attorney’s office will protect our most vulnerable citizens from horrendous acts such as this by prosecuting those responsible," said U.S. Attorney Davis. "We thank the FBI and the Choctaw Police Department for their hard work in bringing this defendant to justice."

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Choctaw Police Department and was prosecuted by Criminal Chief Darren LaMarca.

Updated November 10, 2016