Oklahoma Indian Gaming Law
 

State of Oklahoma v. Stephanie Ann Manning

Tulsa, Oklahoma criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant for illegal firearm possession in Indian Country.

Stephanie Ann Manning, age 31, pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm.... More...
   $0 (11-23-2021 - OK)

United States of America v. Dustin Lee Dennis

Tulsa, Oklahoma criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with child neglect in Indian Country.

Dustin Lee Dennis, age 33, left his two children unsupervised for more than four hours, at which time the children gained access to his parked vehicle and died due to extreme heat exposure, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Clint Johnson.

U.S. District Judge Claire V. Eagan s... More...
   $0 (11-09-2021 - OK)

United States of America v. Michael Joe Rice

Tulsa, OK: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with second-degree murder in Indiana Country.

Michael Joe Rice, 58, was charged with second degree murder in Indian Country and admitted to killing his mother, Ruth Rice, by beating her to death.

Michael Rice’s then girlfriend told a Craig County Sheriff’s Office deputy that she and Rice had found his adoptive m... More...
   $0 (10-29-2021 - OK)

United States of America v. Derek Lee Lovell

Tulsa, OK: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with attempted kidnapping, assault and battery, and witness tampering.

Derek Lee Lovell, 37, was found guilty of attempted kidnapping in Indian Country; assault with intent to commit a felony; and attempting to influence, delay, and prevent testimony through corrupt persuasion.

“There is no excuse for domestic v... More...
   $0 (10-20-2021 - OK)

United States of America v. Justin Tymvmapky Harjo

Tulsa, OK: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with conspiracy to carry, brandish and use a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence within Indian Country.

18 USC 1151, 1153, 1111, and 2 First Degree Felony Murder in Indian Country
(1)
18 USC 924(o): Conspiracy to Carry, Brandish, and Use a Firearm During and in Relation to a Crime of Violence
... More...
   $0 (10-18-2021 - OK)

United States of America v. Jerod DeWayne Goolsby

Tulsa, OK: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with second-degree murder in Indian Country.

Jerod DeWayne Goolsby, age 26, admitted to shooting and killing Kendale Wright, age 23, in the neck and right buttock at an apartment complex in the 6500 block of East 21st Place on July 2, 2019, after a day of drinking led to fighting.... More...
   $0 (10-13-2021 - OK)

United States of America v. Carl Gene Ortner, Jr.

Tulsa, OK: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with sexually abusing a Native American minor and for illegally possessing feathers, talons and heads from seven bald eagles and seven golden eagles.

Carl Gene Ortner, 57, of Quapaw, was sentenced to life in federal prison and ordered him to pay a $100,000 fine.

“The victim in this case and two others bravely came... More...
   $0 (09-30-2021 - OK)

United States of America v. Melvin James Battiest

Muskogee, OK: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with felony murder in Indian Country.

Melvin James Battiest, 60, was charged with violation of 18 United States Code Sections 1111, 1151 and 1153, punishable by a term of imprisonment of not more than life, a fine of $250,000.00, and a term of supervised release of not less than 5 years.

The Indictment alleged th... More...
   $0 (09-28-2021 - OK)

United States of America v. Devon Bryant Blevins

Tulsa, OK: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with first-degree murder in Indian Country.

Devon Blevins, a/k/a Osage, age 28, was charged with first degree murder and causing death by using and discharging a firearm during and in relation to crimes of violence for the shooting death of Maurice L. Burgess, age 36.

The Government claimed that Blevins was a member... More...
   $0 (09-22-2021 - OK)

United States of America v. Jesse Thomas Moore


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Tulsa, OK: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with lewd acts with a child under 16 in Indian Country,... More...
   $0 (09-22-2021 - OK)

United States of America v. Kyle Quentin Sago

Tulsa, OK: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with first degree murder in Indian Country.

Kyle Quentin Sago, age 31, was charged with first degree murder to shooting and killing Daniel Morgan.

On July 25, 2020, Officers from the Tulsa Police Department were notified of a shooting that occurred within the Muscogee Nation reservation. A witness, victim Daniel Mor... More...
   $0 (09-22-2021 - OK)

State of Oklahoma v. Stacey Berry

Vinita, OK: Tulsa, Oklahoma criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, charged with:

1. CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE (FELONY)

2. CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE (FELONY)

3. CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE (FELONY)

4. CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE (FELONY)

5. SEXUAL BATTERY (FELONY)

Defendant is a Native American and the alleged crimes occurred in Indian County. Per the Mc... More...
   $0 (09-13-2021 - OK)

State of ex rel. Matloff v. Jana Wallace

¶1 The State of Oklahoma, by Mark Matloff, District Attorney of Pushmataha County, petitions this Court for the writ of prohibition to vacate the Respondent Judge Jana Wallace's April 12, 2021 order granting post-conviction relief. Judge Wallace's order vacated and dismissed the second degree murder conviction of Clifton Merrill Parish in Pushmataha County Case No. CF-2010-26. Because the Respond... More...   $0 (09-15-2021 - OK)

United States of America v. Michael Joseph Pointer

Tulsa, OK: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with carjacking; kidnapping in Indian Country; and carrying, using, and discharging a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence.

Michael Joseph Pointer, 43, pleaded guilty in May 2021 to carjacking; kidnapping in Indian Country; and carrying, using, and discharging a firearm during and in relation to a crime of v... More...
   $0 (09-17-2021 - OK)

United States of America v. Kyle Joseph Vannortwick

Muskogee, OK: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with second-degree murder in Indian Country.

Kyle Joseph Vannortwick, age 36, of Muskogee, Oklahoma was found guilty by a federal jury of Murder –Second Degree in Indian Country, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1111(a), 1151 and 1153. The jury trial began with testimony on Monday, August 16, 2021... More...
   $0 (09-08-2021 - OK)

United States of America v. Brittney Nicole Schmidt

Muskogee, OK: Involuntary manslaughter in Indian Country criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Brittney Nicole Schmidge, age 28.

On August 15, 2018, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Indian Country, the defendant did unlawfully kill another human being while in the commission of an unlawful act not amounting to a felony, that is operating a motor vehicle under the influ... More...
   $0 (09-10-2021 - OK)

United States of America v. Carl John Irons, Jr.

Tulsa, OK: Firearm possession felony criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Carl John Irons, Jr., age 20, who illegally sold a gun which was used to commit voluntary manslaughter in Indian Country.

“An illegal gun sale ended in tragedy when a 16-year-old was killed in an exchange of gunfire,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Clint Johnson. “Too many families have lost children to g... More...
   $0 (09-10-2021 - OK)

United States of America v. Eugene Todd Nunley

Tulsa, Oklahoma aggravated sexual abuse by force and threat in Indian country criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Eugene Todd Nunley, 48, pleaded guilty to aggravated sexual abuse by force and threat in Indian Country

The defendant admitted that he forced the female victim into a wooded area and raped her on Aug. 13, 2015. The victim was walking on the Osage Prairie Trail near ... More...
   $0 (09-03-2021 - OK)

United States of America v. Desma Valdez

Oklahoma City, OK: Second-degree murder criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Desma Valdez, 20, of Lincoln County, was indicted for second-degree murder in connection with a house fire in Indian Country.

On January 21, 2020, a federal grand jury returned a six-count Indictment charging Valdez with two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of second-degree murder, arson, and u... More...
   $0 (08-31-2021 - OK)

United States of America v. Bradley Don Goodin

Tulsa, OK: Child sexual abuse criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Bradley Don Goodin, 47, indicted for sexually abusing a child in Indian Country.

During the hearing, the young victim spoke before the Court as well as another child who was also abused by Goodin. Judge Frizzell noted how compelling the statements were and stressed that these types of crimes have a significant i... More...
   $0 (08-26-2021 - OK)

United States of America v. Redex Lester, Jr.

Tulsa, Oklahoma criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with second degree murder in Indian country.

Redex Lester Jr., was charged with second-degree murder in Indian Country and assault resulting in serious bodily injury in Indian County in connection with the death of Wayne Thomas and serious injury of another.

Lester had a history of four prior driving under th... More...
   $0 (08-19-2021 - OK)

United States of America v. Lawrence Junior Loftis

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with abusive sexual contact with a minor.

Lawrence Junion Loftis, age 65, a Native American, was indicted with with aggravated sexual abuse and abusive sexual contact with a child under 12 years old in Indian Country.

On August 13, 2021, after a four-day trial, a federal jury found Loftis guilty of abus... More...
   $0 (08-20-2021 - OK)

United States of America v. Randy Ala Hamett

Tulsa, Oklahoma criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with defendant charged with kidnapping in Indian Country; carjacking; possessing and receiving a stolen firearm and stolen ammunition; possession of a firearm while subject to a domestic violence protective order; burglary in the second degree in Indian Country; assaults with a dangerous weapons (2 counts) in Indian Country; dom... More...   $0 (08-17-2021 - OK)

United States of America v. Joshua Duane Fort

Tulsa, Oklahoma criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with assault with a dangerous weapon with intent to do bodily harm in Indian Country.

Joshua Fort, 41, was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon with intent to do bodily harm in Indian Country.

“Joshua Fort pulled a gun on a teenager during a traffic dispute. He shot the young man then tried to blame ... More...
   $0 (08-09-2021 - OK)

City of Tulsa v. Shaffer

Note: The author of this brief is unknown.

Oklahoma Municipalities Provisionally Incorporated Under Arkansas Law Prior to
Statehood Have No Jurisdiction Over On-Reservation Offenses Committed By or Against
Indians.

INTRODUCTION

Last year the Supreme Court held in McGirt v. Oklahoma, 140 S. Ct. 2452 (2020), that the
Muscogee (Creek) Reservation is intac... More...
   $0 (02-02-2021 - OK)

United States of America v. Patrick Dwayne Murphy

Muskogee, Oklahoma criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with second degree murder in Indian country.

Patrick Dwayne Murphy, age 52, of Vernon, Oklahoma was found guilty by a federal jury of Murder – Second Degree in Indian Country, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1111, 2, 1151 and 1153; Murder in Indian Country in Perpetration of Kidnapping, in vi... More...
   $0 (08-06-2021 - OK)

United States of America v. Robert Joseph Marder

Tulsa, Oklahoma criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with assaulting a woman with a piece of door trim that had a nail protruding from it.

Robert Joseph Marder, 31, pleaded guilty to assault with a dangerous weapon in Indian Country. As part of the plea agreement, Marder will serve between 70 and 87 months in federal prison. U.S. District Judge Gregory K. Frizzell will de... More...
   $0 (07-14-2021 - OK)

Bedlam Roofing & Contracting, LLC v. Drytect Roofing and Restoration, LLC

Tulsa, Oklahoma civil litigation lawyer represented Plaintiff, who sued Defendant on a breach of contract theory claiming to have performed work on Indian Electric Cooperative buildings. On April 2, 2018, Bedlam and Drytect entered into an Agreement for Coating pursuant to which Drytect agreed to prep, prime and appliy acrylic coating on the roofs of four building for $36,038.70. The work performe... More...   $0 (07-02-2021 - OK)

United States of America v. Kuna-Gi Lowe

Tulsa, Oklahoma criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with attempted robbery in Indian Country.

Kuna-Gi Lowe was charged with attempted robbery in Indian Country and assault with a dangerous weapon in Indian Country.

After being released from prison on felony charges, the defendant took a bus to Tulsa and began drinking heavily over the next several days. Lowe was... More...
   $0 (06-30-2021 - OK)

United States of America v. James Michael Stewart

Muskogee, Oklahoma criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with attempted aggravated sexual abuse in Indian Country.

James Michael Stewart, age 42, of Muskogee, Oklahoma was found guilty by a federal jury of one count of Attempted Aggravated Sexual Abuse in Indian Country. This crime is punishable by imprisonment for any term of years or up to life imprisonment, a fine of up... More...
   $0 (06-11-2021 - OK)

United States of America v. Jeffrey Jones

Tulsa, Oklahoma criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with aggravated sexual abuse of a child in Indian Country.

Jeffery Arch Jones, age 31,, was charged with:

18:1151, 1153, and 2241(c): Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Child in Indian Country
(1)
18 USC 1151, 1153 and 2241(c): Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Minor in Indian Country
(1s)
18:1151, 1... More...
   $0 (06-25-2021 - OK)

United States of America v. Bradon Kemp

Tulsa, Oklahoma criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with first-degree murder in Indian Country.

Bradon Kemp, 24, of Tulsa, maliciously killed an Indian man by stabbing him in the head, neck, and torso with a knife on August 4, 2020.

“Bradon Kemp will now be held responsible for his violent criminal behavior. My office takes seriously its special trust responsi... More...
   $0 (06-28-2021 - OK)

United States of America v. Jerod LeWayne Goolsby

Tulsa, Oklahoma criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with second-degree murder.

Jerod LeWayne Goolsby, age 25, was charged with first-degree murder for shooting Kendale Wright, 23, in the neck July 2, 2019, at an apartment complex in the 6500 block of East 21st Place after a day of drinking led to fighting.

18:1151, 1153, and 1111: Murder - First Degree
(1) ... More...
   $0 (06-28-2021 - OK)

United States of America v. Sha-lisa Harlin

Tulsa, Oklahoma criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with second-degree murder.

Sha-lisa Harlin, age 39, was charged with second-degree murder for shooting Dalton Whitlow, age 23, on May 22, 2020.

18:1151, 1153, and 1111-Murder in the First Degree in Indian; 18:924(d)(1) and 28:2461-Firearm Forfeiture
(1)

18:1151, 1153, and 113(a)(3)-Assault With a D... More...
   $0 (06-29-2021 - ok)

United States of America v. Hector Manuel Hernandez

Tulsa, Oklahoma criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with second-degree murder in Indian Country.

Hector Manuel Hernandez, 37, of Tulsa, was charged with second-degree murder in Indian country.

Hernandez admitted that he rear-ended a car while driving on South Garnett Road, and as he fled the first accident, hit the victim’s automobile head on. Jennifer Holt, a... More...
   $0 (06-30-2021 - OK)

United States of America v. Craig Alan Morrison and Amanda Walker

Tulsa, Oklahoma child abuse charged criminal defense lawyers represented Defendants.

A federal jury found a Tulsa couple guilty Wednesday for enabling and committing acts of child abuse against an Indian minor.

The jury convicted Craig Allan Morrison, 37, of two counts of child abuse in Indian Country and Amanda Lyn Walker, 42, with two counts of enabling child abuse in Indian Co... More...
   $0 (06-25-2021 - OK)

United States of America v. Jeffrey Arch Jones

Tulsa, Oklahoma child sex abuse charge criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Jeffrey Arch Jones, age 31.

Defendant was charged with two counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child in Indian Country and one count of abusive sexual contact of a child in Indian Country.

“Make no mistake, Jeffrey Jones is a child sexual predator,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Clint Johnso... More...
   $0 (06-24-2021 - OK)

United States of America v. Anthony Ahaisse

Tulsa, Oklahoma first-degree murder in Indian Country charge criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant.

“Defendant Anthony Ahaisse was enraged and acted callously when he pulled the trigger and took Gregory Collins’ life in 2019,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Clint Johnson. “This murder case is heartbreaking, and my thoughts today are with Mr. Collins’ friends and loved ones. I... More...
   $0 (06-21-2021 - OK)

United States of America v. James Michael Stewart

Muskogee, Oklahoma attempted aggravated sexual abuse charge criminal defense lawyer represented James Michael Stewart, age 42, of Muskogee, Oklahoma was found guilty by a federal jury of one count of Attempted Aggravated Sexual Abuse in Indian Country.

The evidence presented at trial proved that on May 25, 2018, the defendant attempted to sexually assault a female victim in a room at the... More...
   $0 (06-21-2021 - OK)

United States of America v. Anthony Drake Ahaisse

Tulsa, Oklahoma second-degree murder charge criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant.

“Defendant Anthony Ahaisse was enraged and acted callously when he pulled the trigger and took Gregory Collins’ life in 2019,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Clint Johnson. “This murder case is heartbreaking, and my thoughts today are with Mr. Collins’ friends and loved ones. I am thankful for ... More...
   $0 (06-15-2021 - OK)

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