U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Oklahoma
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May 14, 2014

Tahlequah Woman Sentenced to 60 Months' Probation and Restitution for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon in Indian Country

MUSKOGEE, OK—The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced today that Marsha Renee Wright, age 29, of Tahlequah, Oklahoma, was sentenced to five years of probation for assault with a dangerous weapon with intent to do bodily harm in Indian Country, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 113(a)(3), 1151 and 1153. The defendant was also ordered to pay $5,100 in restitution.

Charges arose from an investigation by the Cherokee Nation Marshal Service and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The defendant was indicted in September 2013 and pled guilty in November 2013.

The indictment alleged that on or about August 29, 2013, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, within Indian Country, on land held in trust by the United States of America on behalf of the Cherokee Nation, the defendant herein, an Indian, did knowingly and intentionally assault an individual with intent to cause bodily harm by ramming the vehicle defendant was driving into a vehicle occupied by the other individual.

The Honorable Ronald A. White, District Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, presided over the hearing.

Assistant United States Attorney Dean Burris represented the United States.

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