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Lawton Man Indicted for Shooting at Federal Officers

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

OKLAHOMA CITY – MICHAEL HANS OLOA, 35, of Lawton, has been indicted for assaulting federal law enforcement officers by shooting at the officers in a Lawton casino parking lot, and for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Robert J. Troester.

On June 15, 2021, a federal grand jury returned a two-count Indictment against Oloa.  Count 1 of the Indictment charges Oloa with assaulting a federal officer, and Count 2 charges him with being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.  According to a Criminal Complaint Affidavit filed on May 27, 2021, two officers with the Comanche Nation Police Department were called to the Comanche Nation Casino in Lawton, Oklahoma, on May 25, 2021.  There, officers encountered Oloa, who then fled and discharged a firearm in the direction of the officers.  Oloa is prohibited under federal law from possessing a firearm because he has been previously convicted of felony crimes.  The Comanche Nation Police Department officers at whom Oloa fired his gun had been deputized by the Bureau of Indian Affairs Special Law Enforcement Commission to investigate federal crimes and are therefore considered federal law enforcement officers.

If convicted on Count 1, Oloa faces up to twenty years in prison, three years of supervised release, and a $250,000 fine.  If convicted on Count 2, Oloa faces up to ten years in prison, three years of supervised release, and a $250,000 fine.

This case arises from an investigation by the Comanche Nation Police Department, the Lawton Police Department, the United States Marshals Service, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Mark Stoneman is prosecuting the case.

The public is reminded that these charges are merely allegations and that Oloa is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

Reference is made to court filings for further information.

Updated June 17, 2021

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