MUSKOGEE – Elbert Andrew Fuller, Jr., age 24, of Fort Smith, Arkansas entered a guilty plea to a seven-count indictment, according to The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma.
Charges include: one count of Assault with Intent to Commit Murder in Indian Country; one count of Child Abuse in Indian Country; one count of Child Neglect in Indian Country; three counts of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon with Intent to do Bodily Harm in Indian Country; and one count of Use, Carry, Brandish, and Discharge of a Firearm During and in Relation to a Crime of Violence.
The charges arose from an investigation by the Roland Police Department, the Sequoyah County Sheriff ’s Department, the Cherokee Nation Marshal Service and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
According to investigators, on Oct. 8, 2022, Fuller fired a pistol at a family member. When Roland Police Department officers responded to the scene, Fuller – while holding an infant child – opened fire on them as well.
The crimes occurred in Sequoyah County, within the boundaries of the Cherokee Nation Reservation, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma.
The Honorable Gerald L. Jackson, 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. Fuller will remain in custody of the U.S. Marshal pending sentencing.
Assistant United States Attorney Zachary W. Parsons represented the United States.