For Immediate Release
Westville Resident Sentenced for Robbery and Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury
MUSKOGEE, Okla. — The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Mitchell Dale Thompson, 26, of Westville, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 41 months in prison for one count of Robbery and 51 months in prison for one count of Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury in Indian Country. The sentences will run concurrently.
The charges arose from investigations by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Adair County Sheriff’s Office.
On April 17, 2023, Thompson pleaded guilty to the charges. According to investigators, on July 19, 2021, Thompson demanded car keys from the victim at gunpoint, then drove off in the victim’s car. On April 8, 2022, while incarcerated at the Adair County Detention Center on separate charges, Thompson beat a fellow inmate, causing multiple skull fractures.
The crimes occurred in Adair County, within the boundaries of the Cherokee Nation Reservation, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma.
The Honorable Ronald A. White, Chief Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, presided over the hearing. Thompson will remain in 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.
Assistant United States Attorney Kevin Gross represented the United States.