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Date: 03-30-2022

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United States of America v. Michael Hans Oloa

Case Number: 5:21-cr-00147-SLP


Court: United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma (Oklahoma County)

Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office

Defendant's Attorney: Pat Quillian

Description: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with assaulting a federal officer.

Michael Hans Oloa, age 35, of Lawton, Oklahoma was charged 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.

On June 15, 2021, a federal grand jury returned a two-count Indictment against Oloa. Count 1 charged Oloa with assaulting two federal officers, and Count 2 charged him with being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. According to an affidavit filed on May 27, 2021, in support of a criminal complaint, 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. 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. Oloa is prohibited under federal law from possessing a firearm because he has been previously convicted of felony crimes and has been in custody since the day of the shooting.

On August 4, 2021, Oloa pleaded guilty to both counts.

Yesterday, U.S. District Court Judge Scott Palk sentenced Oloa to serve a total of 188 months in federal prison. In support of his sentence, Judge Palk cited the nature and circumstances of the offense, as well as Oloa’s criminal history. Judge Palk also ordered that upon release from prison, Oloa must serve three years of supervised release.

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 prosecuted this case.

18:924(d) & 28:2461(c) CRIMINAL FORFEITURE


18:111(a) & 18:111(b) ASSAULTING A FEDERAL OFFICER

(a) In General.—Whoever—

(1) forcibly assaults, resists, opposes, impedes, intimidates, or interferes with any person designated in section 1114 of this title while engaged in or on account of the performance of official duties; or

(2) forcibly assaults or intimidates any person who formerly served as a person designated in section 1114 on account of the performance of official duties during such person's term of service,

shall, where the acts in violation of this section constitute only simple assault, be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both, and where such acts involve physical contact with the victim of that assault or the intent to commit another felony, be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 8 years, or both.

(b) Enhanced Penalty.—Whoever, in the commission of any acts described in subsection (a), uses a deadly or dangerous weapon (including a weapon intended to cause death or danger but that fails to do so by reason of a defective component) or inflicts bodily injury, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 20 years, or both.

Outcome: Defendant Defendant sentenced to the custody of the Bureau of Prisons for a term of 188 months, consisting of 188 months as to Count 1 and 120 months as to Count 2, all counts to run concurrently; Supervised Release for a term of 3 years, consisting of 3 years as to Count 1 and 3 years as to Count 2, all Counts to run concurrently; S/A Fee of $200.00 due immediately.

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