Muskogee Man Sentenced to 121 Months for Brandishing a Firearm, Robbery in Indian Country
|U.S. Attorney’s Office April 17, 2014|
MUSKOGEE, OK—The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced today that Jamal Lee Piercy, age 25, of Muskogee, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 37 months’ imprisonment for robbery in Indian Country, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1151, 1152 and 2111; and 84 months’ imprisonment to be served consecutively for brandishing a firearm during and in relation to and in furtherance of a crime of violence, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 924(c)(1)(A)(ii). The terms of imprisonment will be followed by three years on supervised release.
Charges arose from an investigation by the Muscogee Creek Nation Lighthorse Police, the Muskogee Police Department, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Piercy was indicted in August 2013 and pled guilty in September 2013.
The indictment alleges that on or about June 18, 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 Muscogee (Creek) Nation, the defendant, a non-Indian, by force, violence, and intimidation, took United States currency from the presence of S.H., an Indian, and did knowingly brandish and use a firearm, that is, a small caliber handgun, during and in relation to and in furtherance of a crime of violence.
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. The defendant will remain in the custody of the United States Marshals Service pending transportation to the designated federal prison at which he will serve his nonparolable sentence.
Assistant United States Attorney Dean Burris represented the United States.