MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced the sentencing of Muskogee residents, Derrick Christopher Segue, age 26, to 65 months’ imprisonment and 3 years’ supervised release, and Klawaun Lynell Sutton a/k/a “O.G.G.”, age 38, to 80 months’ imprisonment and 3 years’ supervised release for Conspiracy to Tamper With a Witness in violation of 18 United States Code, Sections 1512(b)(1), 1512(k), and 1512(j); and Jasmine Dazha McCoy, age 23, to 4 years’ probation; and Alison Rachel Morgan, age 28, to 5 years’ probation, for Tampering With a Witness, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1512(b)(1). Segue and Sutton were each found guilty by a federal jury following a trial that commenced on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 and concluded on Thursday, October 31, 2019. McCoy and Morgan were sentenced following their pleas of guilty to the charge of Tampering With a Witness.
During the trial of Sutton and Segue evidence proved that while being held in the Muskogee County Jail Sutton and Segue conspired to intimidate and intimidated a fellow inmate who they believed had provided information to the Muskogee Police Department which had led to the issuance of a search warrant for another inmate’s home. The intimidation was intended to cause and induce the person to withhold testimony from an official proceeding.
The Information filed against McCoy and Morgan alleged than on the 31st day of January, 2019, they knowingly attempted to intimidate and corruptly persuade a person by providing confidential information identifying that person as a police informant with the intent to influence, delay, and prevent testimony in an official proceeding.
The charges arose from a joint investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs, the Muskogee County Sheriff’s Office, and the Muskogee Police Department. Additionally, many different agencies that are members of the DEA High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Task Force (“HIDTA”) and the FBI Safe Trails Task Force played important roles in the investigation which was part of a large scale drug conspiracy leading to the indictment of eleven defendants.
United States Attorney Brian J. Kuester said, “Attempting to subvert justice through the use of violence or threats against a witness is a crime against the witness and an attack on our justice system. Those who carry out the violence, direct it, or participate in planning it are subject to prosecution. This prosecution and sentence should send a message to those who think they can avoid justice by tampering with a witness.”
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 sentencing hearings for each of the defendants. Assistant United States Attorneys Rob Wallace and Ryan Conway represented the United States. Sutton and Segue will remain in custody pending transportation to the designated federal facility where they will serve their respective non-parolable sentences. McCoy and Morgan will be supervised by the United States Probation Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma.