MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Michael Shawn Mayberry, age 24, of Okmulgee, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 24 months imprisonment, and 3 years of supervised release for Assault With A Dangerous Weapon In Indian Country, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 113(a)(3) and 1153. The charges arose from an investigation by the Muscogee Creek Nation Lighthorse Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The Indictment alleged that beginning in or about December 2017, and continuing until in or about February 2018, within Indian County, as defined by Title 18, United States Code Section 1151, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, an Indian, assaulted another, with dangerous weapons, with intent to do bodily harm.
United States Attorney Brian J. Kuester said, “The United States Attorney’s Office and the FBI are committed to working with our tribal law enforcement partners to combat violent crime in Indian Country. With open lines of communication between agencies and strong, cooperative working relationships, together we will make a positive impact."
"The sentencing of Michael Mayberry is a direct result of the cooperative and vigilant law enforcement efforts being conducted within Indian Country territory. The FBI and our Safe Trails Task Force remain dedicated to identifying, investigating, and apprehending violent criminals within Indian Country." said Special Agent in Charge Kathryn Peterson of the FBI Oklahoma City Division.
The Honorable Ronald A. White, U.S. District Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, presided over the hearing. Assistant United States Attorney Kristin Harrington represented the United States. The defendant will remain in custody pending transportation to the designated federal facility at which the non-paroleable sentence will be served.
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