, Muskogee, OK

December 5, 2013

Man guilty of assault with intent to murder

— An Adair County man pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to two counts of assault with intent to commit murder in Indian Country, a media release states.

Willie James Hallmark, 37, was was indicted in June.

The indictment alleged that on or about June 6, Hallmark assaulted two individuals causing injury by stabbing them with a knife with the intent to commit a murder, while on land held in Trust, for an individual member of the Cherokee Nation, by the United States of America.

Ronald A. White, district judge in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma accepted Hallmark’s guilty plea and ordered the completion of a presentence report. Sentencing will be scheduled following its completion. Hallmark will remain in custody pending sentencing.

The statutory range of punishment is not more than 20 years imprisonment and/or up to $250,000 in fines on each count.