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Case Number: 5:20-cr-00181-J
Judge: Bernard M. Jones
Court: United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma (Oklahoma County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: United States District Attorney’s Office, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Description: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma assault and battery criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Brendan Rowin Figuly, age 31, who was charged with assaulting and battering two neighbors inside his apartment in Okinawa, Japan, while working for the U.S. Armed Forces overseas as a civilian engineer.
According to admissions during the plea hearing, Figuly was living in Okinawa, Japan, and working for the U.S. Armed Forces as a civilian engineer at Kadena Air Force Base. On April 11, 2020, Figuly was living in a multi-unit apartment building off-base. That afternoon, he entered the apartment of a female neighbor, E.M., armed with a box cutter knife, and demanded to know the whereabouts of their landlord. Figuly stated he wanted to kill the landlord, but instead attacked E.M., strangling her until she fell unconscious, cutting her fingers with a knife, and striking her in the face with a baking dish. When she regained consciousness, E.M. fled to her apartment balcony, and Figuly pursued her, breaking the balcony door in the process. E.M.’s husband J.M. then entered the apartment, at which point Figuly threatened to kill J.M. Figuly also assaulted J.M. with the box cutter knife, before J.M. and a neighbor could subdue him.
The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations. The prosecution was handled by Trial Attorney Mona Sahaf of the Criminal Division’s Human Rights and Special Prosecutions Section and Assistant U.S. Attorney Jason Harley of the Western District of Oklahoma.
18:133(a)(6) & 3261(a)(1) ASSAULT RESULTING IN SERIOUS BODILY HARM
Outcome: Defendant was sentenced to 5 years' in prison (Count 1 - 30 months, Count 2 - 30 months); S/A Fee $200 due immediately.