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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Eastern District of Oklahoma

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, October 17, 2023
Christopher J. Wilson
, United States Attorney

Ada Resident Pleads Guilty to Arson in Indian Country

MUSKOGEE, Okla. — The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Shyla Faye Pittman, age 37, of Ada, Oklahoma, entered a guilty plea to Arson in Indian Country.

The indictment alleged that on March 11, 2023, Pittman willfully and maliciously set fire to a dwelling and placed the life of another person in jeopardy. The crime occurred in Pontotoc County, within the boundaries of the Chickasaw Nation Reservation, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma.

The charges arose from an investigation by the Pontotoc County Sheriff’s Office, the Chickasaw Lighthorse Police and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

The Honorable Jason A. Robertson, U.S. Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, accepted the plea and ordered the completion of a presentence investigation report. Pittman was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal pending sentencing.

Assistant United States Attorneys Kevin Gross and Erin Cornell represented the United States.


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