Sallisaw man convicted of involuntary manslaughter
Friday, October 14, 2022 - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced today that Troy Allen Stevenson, age 22, of Sallisaw, was found guilty by a federal jury of Involuntary Manslaughter in Indian Country for the July 17, 2021, shooting of his father.
The jury trial began with testimony on Tuesday, October 11 and concluded on Thursday, October 13, with the guilty verdict.
The guilty verdict was the result of an investigation by the Sequoyah County Sheriff’s Office, the Cherokee Nation Marshal Service, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma prosecuted the case because the defendant is a member of a federally-recognized Indian tribe and the crime occurred in Sequoyah County, within the boundaries of the Cherokee Nation Reservation, and within the Eastern District of Oklahoma.
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 trial and ordered the completion of a presentence report. Sentencing will be scheduled following completion of the report. Stevenson was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending the imposition of sentencing.
Assistant United States Attorney Kevin Gross and Assistant United States Attorney Derick Blakely represented the United States.
KXMX Staff Writer
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