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Roland man sentenced for assault, child abuse and neglect

Tuesday, March 5, 2024 - Elbert Andrew Fuller, Jr., age 25, of Roland was recently sentenced to a total of 308 months imprisonment for assaulting two police officers and a female victim with a gun and knife, while putting a minor child in harm’s way during the assault.


Fuller was sentenced to 188 months imprisonment for one count of Assault with Intent to Commit Murder in Indian Country, one count of Child Abuse in Indian Country, and one count of Child Neglect in Indian Country.  He was sentenced to 120 months imprisonment on three counts of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon with Intent to do Bodily Harm in Indian Country.  These six counts were ordered to run concurrent with each other.  The defendant also was sentenced to 120 months imprisonment on one count of Use, Carry, Brandish, or Discharge of a Firearm During and in Relation to a Crime of Violence which was ordered to run consecutive to his other counts for a total sentence of 308 months imprisonment.


The charges arose from an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Roland Police Department, the Cherokee Nation Marshal Service, and the Sequoyah County Sheriff’s Office.


On June 22, 2023, Fuller entered a plea of guilty to all counts.  According to investigators, on October 8, 2022, law enforcement responding to a 911 call encountered Fuller leaving a Roland residence carrying an infant. Fuller fired a pistol multiple times at the officers.  Fuller dropped the pistol, pulled a large knife, and attempted to stab one of the officers. During the altercation, a family member was able to take the child from Fuller.  Fuller was eventually subdued and taken into custody. The crimes occurred in Sequoyah County, within the boundaries of the Cherokee Nation Reservation, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma.


“The defendant’s violent acts endangered multiple people, including a child, and the sentence imposed is certainly fitting punishment,” said United States Attorney Christopher J. Wilson.


Fuller was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal pending transportation to a designated United States Bureau of Prisons facility to serve a non-paroleable sentence of incarceration.


KXMX Staff Writer

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