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Date: 04-17-2024

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United States of America v. Paul Anthony Thompson

Case Number: 4:23-cr-00121

Judge: John D. Russell

Court: United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma (Tulsa County)

Plaintiff's Attorney: United States District Attorney’s Office in Tulsa

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Description: Tulsa, Oklahoma criminal defense lawyer represented the Defendant charged with Assault with Intent to Commit Murder in Indian Country and Assault of an Intimate Dating Partner by Strangling and Suffocating, and Attempting to Strangle and Suffocate in Indian Country.

In March of 2023, Thompson tried to kill his spouse by strangling her with three different belts, causing her to lose consciousness. During the assault, he beat the victim with a belt, then strangled her with the belt until it broke. He then got another belt, looped it around her neck and dragged her around “like a dog.” When that belt broke, Thompson got a third belt. When she attempted to escape, he blocked her from leaving and said, “Till death do us part.”

Records reflect in December of 2018, Thompson assaulted a previous girlfriend by placing her in a chokehold and strangling her. The chokehold prevented her from breathing. Thompson prevented the victim from leaving with a child who was also present during the attack.

Thompson is a citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. Thompson will remain in custody pending transfer to the U.S. Bureau of Prisons.

The FBI and Muscogee (Creek) Nation Lighthorse Police Department investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Stacey Todd, Leah Paisner, and Steven Briden prosecuted the case.

Outcome: Defendant was sentenced to 210 months in prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release.

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