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Press Release

Tucker Man Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison for Burglary and Sexual Assault on the Choctaw Indian Reservation

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Mississippi

Jackson, Miss. – A Tucker man was sentenced today to 168 months in federal prison for burglary and sexual assault on the Choctaw Indian Reservation.

According to court documents, Scottie Amos, 26, of the Tucker Community of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, entered a tribal home on September 14, 2017, and sexually assaulted a female tribal member. The indictment also charged that Amos entered a separate tribal home on November 2, 2017, and took items of value from the home.  Amos pled guilty on January 8, 2024.

U.S. Attorney Todd W. Gee of the Southern District of Mississippi and Special Agent in Charge Robert Eikhoff of the Federal Bureau of Investigation made the announcement.

The Choctaw Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation investigated the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Kevin J. Payne and Brian K. Burns prosecuted the case.

Updated June 6, 2024

Topic
Indian Country Law and Justice