MUSKOGEE – Chad Jon’Dale Voyles, age 21, and Ashlie Nicole Rose Martin, age 20, both of Fort Towson, entered guilty pleas relating to a Choctaw County double homicide which occurred on December 22 and 23, 2020, according to The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma.
On Jan. 6, Chad Jon’Dale Voyles pleaded guilty to one count of Murder in Indian Country. The Indictment against Voyles alleged that on Dec. 23, 2020, Voyles killed the victim willfully, deliberately, maliciously, and with premeditation.
On July 26, 2023, Ashlie Nicole Rose Martin pleaded guilty to one count of Conspiracy to Commit Murder. The Indictment against Martin alleged that beginning on Dec. 22, 2020, and continuing until Dec. 23, 2020, Martin and others agreed to murder Martin’s parents.
According to investigators, on the afternoon of Dec. 22, 2020, Martin, Voyles, and another juvenile planned the murders of Martin’s parents, then set the plans in motion. Voyles admitted during his plea hearing that he bludgeoned Martin’s father and set him on fire. At Martin’s plea hearing, she admitted that she conspired with others to murder her parents. The crimes occurred in Choctaw County, within the boundaries of the Choctaw Nation Reservation and within the Eastern District of Oklahoma.
The charges arose from an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, and the Choctaw County Sheriff’s Office.
The Honorable Gerald Jackson, U.S. Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma in Muskogee, Oklahoma, accepted Martin’s plea, ordered the completion of a presentence investigation report, and remanded Martin to the custody of the U.S. Marshal pending sentencing.
The Honorable David C. Joseph, U.S. District Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma in Muskogee, Oklahoma, accepted Voyles’ plea, ordered the completion of a presentence investigation report, and remanded Voyles to the custody of the U.S. Marshal pending sentencing.
Assistant United States Attorney Benjamin D. Traster represented the United States.