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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Mississippi

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Tucker Man Sentenced to Over 37 Years in Federal Prison for Sexual Assault and Murder of Child

Jackson, Miss. –  A Tucker man was sentenced today to 450 months in federal prison for the sexual assault and murder of a child on the Choctaw Indian Reservation, announced U.S. Attorney Darren J. LaMarca and Special Agent in Charge Jermicha Fomby of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Jackson Field Office. 

According to court documents, Brett K. Hickman, 28, of Tucker, sexually assaulted and murdered a 2-year-old female on June 8, 2019, in the Tucker Community of the Choctaw Indian Reservation.

Hickman pled guilty in U.S. District Court on July 13, 2021, before U.S. District Judge David Bramlette.    

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

Assistant U.S. Attorney Kevin J. Payne prosecuted the case.

Topic(s): 
Project Safe Childhood
Indian Country Law and Justice
Updated March 1, 2022