MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Jeremy Sanuel Hooten, a/k/a Jeremy Samuel Hooten, age 19, of Eufaula, Oklahoma entered a guilty plea to Robbery In Indian Country, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 2111, 2, 1151 and 1153, punishable by not more than 15 years imprisonment, a fine up to $250,000.00, or both; and to First Degree Burglary In Indian Country, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 2, 1151 and 1153(b) and Title 21 Oklahoma Statutes, Section 1431, punishable by not less than 7 years and not more than 20 years imprisonment, a fine up to $250,000.00, or both.
The Indictment alleged that on or about April 7, 2020, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Indian Country, the defendant, an Indian, by force, violence, and intimidation, did take and attempt to take items of value from N.M.’s person and presence.
The Indictment further alleged that on or about April 7, 2020, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Indian Country, the defendant, an Indian, by breaking and entering into the dwelling house occupied by and in the possession of N.M., in which there was at the time and place a human being present, to wit: N.M. and T.A., by forcibly bursting and entering into the home through the front door, without the consent of said occupant, and with the intent to commit a crime therein, while being aided by one confederate then actually present.
The charges arose from an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The Honorable Kimberly E. West, U.S. Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, accepted the plea and ordered the completion of a presentence investigation report.
Special Assistant United States Attorney Cory Ortega represented the United States at the plea hearing.