TULSA, OKLAHOMA – A Tulsa man pleaded responsible this morning after he forcefully pulled a girl from her automotive after which stole it, introduced U.S. Legal professional Trent Shores.
Tyler Jonathan Martin, 28, of Tulsa, pleaded responsible earlier than Chief U.S. District Choose John E. Dowdell. Martin is an enrolled member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. His sentencing is ready for April 12, 2021.
“When his efforts to verbally intimidate an aged lady have been unsuccessful, Tyler Martin used bodily violence to push her to the bottom and steal her truck from a Walmart parking zone,” mentioned U.S. Legal professional Trent Shores. “I’m grateful the sufferer is okay now and commend the FBI, Tulsa Police Division, and Assistant U.S. Legal professional Kevin Fletcher for his or her collaborative efforts.”
In his plea settlement, Martin admitted that on July 7, 2019 he used drive, violence, and intimidation to take a Ford F-150 from the sufferer. Martin said that he approached the sufferer in a Walmart parking zone and demanded that she give him the keys to her truck. When the sufferer refused, Martin admitted to pulling her from the truck and pushing her to the bottom. When the keys fell to the bottom, Martin grabbed the keys and drove off, figuring out that the sufferer had sustained accidents from his actions.
The FBI and the Tulsa Police Division carried out the investigation. Assistant U.S. Legal professional Kevin C. Fletcher is prosecuting the case. AUSA Fletcher is a prosecutor from the Northern District of Iowa. He volunteered to help prosecution efforts right here within the Northern District of Oklahoma as a result of elevated quantity of circumstances for the reason that Supreme Court docket’s ruling which said the Creek Nation Reservation had by no means been formally disestablished by Congress. The USA and the Muscogee (Creek) Nation have jurisdiction of all circumstances that happen on the reservation involving Native American victims or defendants.