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Muskogee, Oklahoma: David Neil Dunn Pleads Guilty To Use, Carry And Discharge Of A Firearm
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Muskogee, Oklahoma: David Neil Dunn Pleads Guilty To Use, Carry And Discharge Of A Firearm

Muskogee, Oklahoma: David Neil Dunn Pleads Guilty To Use, Carry And Discharge Of A Firearm During And In Relation To A Crime Of Violence (STL.News) – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that David Neil Dunn, a/k/a David Neil Dunn, Jr, age 20, of Muskogee, Oklahoma entered a guilty plea to Use, Carry, and Discharge of a Firearm During and in Relation to a Crime of Violence, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 924(c)(1)(A)(iii), punishable by not less than 10 years imprisonment to run consecutive to any other term of imprisonment imposed, a fine up to $250,000.00, or both. The Indictment alleged that on or about October 9, 2019, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, did knowingly use, carry, and discharge a f...
Oklahoma Governor Stit: September Unemployment Rate Continues To Decline, Remains In Top10
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Oklahoma Governor Stit: September Unemployment Rate Continues To Decline, Remains In Top10

Oklahoma City, OK (STL.News) New figures released by the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission and the U.S. Department of Labor show Oklahoma’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined to 5.3% in September, ranking ninth lowest in the country. The September rate is an improvement from August’s 5.7% mark and below the national unemployment rate, which declined to 7.9%. “Oklahoma continues to be months ahead of other states in our recovery from COVID-19,” said Governor Kevin Stitt.  “This data shows how important it is to continue to protect our most vulnerable while also minimizing the other harmful effects of the pandemic.  We remain committed to strengthening our state's vibrant economy and job opportunities as Oklahomans continue to go back to work." In September, statewide se...
Oklahoma Governor Stitt Appoints Tulsa County District Judge
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Oklahoma Governor Stitt Appoints Tulsa County District Judge

Oklahoma City, OK (STL.News) Governor Kevin Stitt announced today the appointment of James Robert Huber as a District Judge for Tulsa County. "I am proud to appoint Jim Huber as Tulsa County’s newest district judge," said Gov. Stitt.  "Judge Huber’s experience, integrity and heart for service make him the right person for the job.  He has already been serving Tulsa County families as a Special Judge and attorney, and I look forward to his continued service to the citizens of Tulsa County in this new role." Judge Huber has served Tulsa County as a Special Judge since 2019 and has resolved several domestic and family law disputes since assuming his post.  Prior to his judicial service, Huber worked as president and managing partner of The Collier & Huber Law Firm from 2005 to 2019 and ...
Oklahoma Governor Stitt Appoints 3 State Agency Leaders To Permanent Positions
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Oklahoma Governor Stitt Appoints 3 State Agency Leaders To Permanent Positions

Oklahoma City, OK (STL.News) Governor Kevin Stitt announced today the appointment of Carrie Slatton-Hodges as Commissioner of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Dr. Lance Frye as State Commissioner of Health and Rachel Holt as Executive Director of the Office of Juvenile Affairs. Slatton-Hodges, Frye and Holt will continue serving in interim capacities pending Senate confirmation in the 2021 legislative session. “These leaders have provided strong visions and steady leadership for our state agencies and the people they serve while operating in their current roles,” said Gov. Stitt.  “I am proud of the work they have collectively accomplished throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, and I look forward to seeing how they will continue to move the needle in the health and care of our peop...
Muskogee, Oklahoma: Brandis Nicole Fish Sentenced To 110 Months
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Muskogee, Oklahoma: Brandis Nicole Fish Sentenced To 110 Months

Muskogee, Oklahoma: Brandis Nicole Fish Sentenced To 110 Months For Methamphetamine Distribution (STL.News) – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Brandis Nicole Fish, age 36, of Henryetta, Oklahoma was sentenced to 110 months’ imprisonment, and 4 years of supervised release for Possession With Intent To Distribute Methamphetamine, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(B). The Indictment alleged that from on or about January 27, 2020, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant knowingly and intentionally possessed with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance. The charges arose from...
Muskogee, Oklahoma: Donald Ray Logsdon, Jr. Pleads Guilty To Possession Of Firearm
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Muskogee, Oklahoma: Donald Ray Logsdon, Jr. Pleads Guilty To Possession Of Firearm

(STL.News) – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Donald Ray Logsdon, Jr, age 40, of McAlester, Oklahoma entered a guilty plea to Felon in Possession of Firearm/Ammunition, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1) and 924(a)(2), punishable by not more than 10 years imprisonment, a fine up to $250,000.00, or both. The Indictment alleged that on or about March 5, 2020, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, having previously been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, and knowing of such conviction, did knowingly possess in and affecting commerce, a firearm and ammunition which had been shipped and transported in interstate and foreign commerce. The charges arose ...
Oklahoma Governor Stitt Names Brian Bingman As Secretary Of State
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Oklahoma Governor Stitt Names Brian Bingman As Secretary Of State

Governor Stitt Names Brian Bingman As New Secretary Of State And Native American Affairs Secretary of Budget Mike Mazzei announces resignation to return to private sector Oklahoma City, OK (STL.News) – Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt announced today he has named Chief Policy Advisor Brian Bingman as Secretary of State and Native American Affairs. Bingman, former President Pro Tempore of the Oklahoma Senate, joined the Stitt Administration in August as the governor’s lead negotiator on legislative policy and will continue those duties as Secretary of State. “Senator Bingman is a natural choice to be our next Secretary of State,” said Gov. Stitt.  “It has been clear since he joined our team that he is respected by our colleagues in the Legislature and Oklahomans across the state.  His wisdom...
Oklahoma Governor Stitt Joins Jobs For America’s Graduates To Launch Jag-ok
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Oklahoma Governor Stitt Joins Jobs For America’s Graduates To Launch Jag-ok

Governor Stitt Joins Jobs For America’s Graduates To Launch Jag-ok Oklahoma City, OK (STL.News) Governor Kevin Stitt today joined Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG), a national nonprofit that serves the nation’s youth who face significant academic, environmental and economic challenges, to launch a new state affiliate in Oklahoma. “I am thrilled to join Jobs for America’s Graduates to launch JAG-OK in our great state,” said Gov. Stitt.  “In its four decades of operation, JAG has delivered consistent and compelling results.  I am confident this new program will play a critical role in removing barriers to graduation and employment by helping our most vulnerable youth succeed in school, pursue postsecondary education and secure quality entry-level jobs that lead to career advancement opport...
Oklahoma Governor Stitt: Cutting-edge Rapid Point-of-care Covid-19 Tests Being Distributed
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Oklahoma Governor Stitt: Cutting-edge Rapid Point-of-care Covid-19 Tests Being Distributed

Gov. Stitt Announces Cutting-edge Rapid Point-of-care Covid-19 Tests Being Distributed To Oklahoma Oklahoma City, OK (STL.News) Governor Kevin Stitt today announced Oklahoma has received an initial allocation of roughly 77,000 Abbott Laboratories BinaxNOW rapid point-of-care COVID-19 tests. The Oklahoma State Department of Health will prioritize the distribution of these tests and equipment to K-12 schools, high-risk health care workers and other vulnerable populations.  More specific details will be available in the coming days. “Distributing rapid point-of-care tests across our state will be incredibly valuable to keep our schools open for in-person instruction while protecting Oklahomans from this virus,” said Gov. Stitt.  “These tests will also help us keep our frontline healthcare w...
Oklahoma Governor Stit Names Ryan Walters Secretary Of Education
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Oklahoma Governor Stit Names Ryan Walters Secretary Of Education

Oklahoma City, OK (STL.News) – Governor Kevin Stitt today named CEO of Every Kid Counts Oklahoma and public school teacher Ryan Walters as his Secretary of Education, a cabinet position that requires Senate confirmation. "Ryan Walters is a committed educator who has dedicated his life to moving the needle in educational outcomes for all Oklahoma students and to supporting his fellow teachers," said Gov. Stitt.  "His perspective as a public school teacher, and his leadership experience as the CEO of Every Kid Counts Oklahoma, will be invaluable as we continue to work toward Top Ten results in education." Ryan Walters taught eight years as a high school history teacher in his hometown at McAlester High School.  During his time at MHS, Walters taught Advanced Placement courses in World Hist...
Muskogee, Oklahoma; Deborah Kay Jenkins Pleads Guilty To Theft Or Embezzlement
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Muskogee, Oklahoma; Deborah Kay Jenkins Pleads Guilty To Theft Or Embezzlement

Muskogee, Oklahoma; Deborah Kay Jenkins Pleads Guilty To Theft Or Embezzlement By Bank Employee (STL.News) – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Deborah Kay Jenkins, age 48, of Porter, Oklahoma entered a guilty plea to Theft, Embezzlement Or Misapplication By Bank Employee, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 656, punishable by up to 30 years of imprisonment, a fine up to $1,000,000.00, or both. The Information alleged that From in or about May 2017 through in or about February 2019, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, being an employee of, and connected in a capacity with First Bank in Porter, Oklahoma, a bank whose deposits are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, with intent to injure...
Muskogee, Oklahoma; Broken Arrow Aaron Robert Schupp Receives 36 Months Probation
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Muskogee, Oklahoma; Broken Arrow Aaron Robert Schupp Receives 36 Months Probation

Muskogee, Oklahoma; Broken Arrow Aaron Robert Schupp Receives 36 Months Probation For Making Counterfeit Obligation (STL.News) – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Aaron Robert Schupp, age 36, of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma was sentenced to 3 years of probation for Making Counterfeit Obligation, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 471.  The charges arose from an investigation by the Broken Arrow Police Department and the United States Secret Service. The Indictment alleged that beginning in or about September 2018, and continuing until on or about September 17, 2019, the Defendant, with intent to defraud, falsely made, forged, counterfeited and altered an obligation of the United States, fifteen counterfeited twenty-dollar ...
Muskogee, Oklahoma; Derrick Leron Jordan Pleads Guilty To Failure To Register As Sex Offender
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Muskogee, Oklahoma; Derrick Leron Jordan Pleads Guilty To Failure To Register As Sex Offender

(STL.News) – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Derrick Leron Jordan, age 49, of Okmulgee, Oklahoma entered a guilty plea to Failure To Register As Sex Offender, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 2250(a)(1), 2250(a)(2)(B) and 2250(a)(3), punishable by not more than 10 years imprisonment, a fine up to $250,000.00, or both. The Indictment alleges that from on or about December 14, 2018, until on or about March 24, 2020, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, and elsewhere, the defendant, an individual required to register as a sex offender under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, after having received a felony conviction from the State of Oklahoma on or about April 22, 1999, for Rape First Degree and Or...
Oklahoma News: KTT and UKB tribal gaming compacts deemed approved by the Department of Interior
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Oklahoma News: KTT and UKB tribal gaming compacts deemed approved by the Department of Interior

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (STL.News) Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt has announced the U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) deemed approved the State’s two most recent gaming compacts with the Kialegee Tribal Town (KTT) and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians (UKB).  These new gaming compacts double the current fee rate on Class III games, from 6% in the 2004 Model Gaming Compact to as high as 13%, and strengthens gaming compact transparency, setting the stage for additional revenue for public education in the near future and strengthening State-Tribal relationships through individual negotiations. “The U.S. Department of Interior recognizes the State’s good faith effort to negotiate with Oklahoma tribes in the approval of two new gaming compacts that will generate new revenue for public sch...
Wagoner Woman Jonie Lee Welsh Pleads Guilty To Firearm Possession
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Wagoner Woman Jonie Lee Welsh Pleads Guilty To Firearm Possession

(STL.News) – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Jonie Lee Welsh, a/k/a Jonie Lee Welsch, age 36, of Wagoner, Oklahoma entered a guilty plea to Felon In Possession Of Firearm, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1) and 924(a)(2), punishable by not more than 10 years imprisonment, a fine up to $250,000.00, or both. The Indictment alleged that on or about May 22, 2019, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, having been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, and knowing of said conviction, did knowingly possess in and affecting commerce, a firearm, which had been shipped and transported in interstate commerce. The charges arose from an investigation by the Adair...
Joint Statement from The United States Attorneys for the Northern, Eastern and Western Districts
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Joint Statement from The United States Attorneys for the Northern, Eastern and Western Districts

Joint Statement from The United States Attorneys for the Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Oklahoma on McGirt v Oklahoma Supreme Court Ruling (STL.News) – "As Oklahoma’s United States Attorneys, we are confident tribal, state, local, and federal law enforcement will work together to continue providing exceptional public safety under this new ruling by the United States Supreme Court." Timothy J. Downing, United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma Brian J. Kuester, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Oklahoma R. Trent Shores, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Oklahoma CLICK to VIEW SOURCE
Okmulgee Man Mandrell Ray Roberts Sentenced To 120 Months
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Okmulgee Man Mandrell Ray Roberts Sentenced To 120 Months

Okmulgee Man Mandrell Ray Roberts Sentenced To 120 Months For Two Counts Of Abusive Sexual Contact In Indian Country (STL.News) – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Mandrell Ray Roberts a/k/a TUFFY, age 68, of Okmulgee, Oklahoma was sentenced to 120 months’ imprisonment, and 5 years of supervised release with mandatory sex offender registration and treatment and a restriction that he cannot live with or be around children under 18 for two counts of Abusive Sexual Contact In Indian Country, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1153, 2244(a)(5), and 2246(3).  The charges arose from an investigation by the Muscogee Creek Nation Lighthorse Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The Indictment alleged in two separa...
Broken Bow Man Logan Lawson Cox Sentenced To 60 Months For Firearm Possession
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Broken Bow Man Logan Lawson Cox Sentenced To 60 Months For Firearm Possession

(STL.News) – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Logan Lawson Cox, age 29, of Broken Bow, Oklahoma was sentenced to 60 months’ imprisonment, and 3 years of supervised release for Felon In Possession Of Firearm, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1) and 924(a)(2).  The charges arose from an investigation by the McCurtain County Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The Indictment alleged that on or about November 17, 2019, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, having been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, and knowing of said conviction, knowingly possessed in and affecting commerce, a firearm which had been shipped...