July 10, 2020 – District Attorney Jack Thorp said in an interview with KTUL on Friday, he worries about the victims in cases that must be retried after a United States Supreme Court decision to return much of eastern Oklahoma to the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. Read and watch the interview with KTUL here.
July 12, 2020 – District Attorney Jack Thorp said the United States Eastern District could see an increase of 20,000 to 30,000 cases impacted by a recent United States Supreme Court decision to return much of Oklahoma to the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. In a Ft. Smith Times Record article published on Sunday about the Goingsnake Massacre […]
July 7, 2020 – The state has filed manslaughter charges in Cherokee County in connection with the fatal shooting of a man at a Tahlequah park on June 3. Assistant District Attorney Eric Jordan is listed as lead prosecutor on the first-degree manslaughter case against Richard Lee Smith, 55, of Park Hill. Tahlequah police responded […]
July 9, 2020 – District 27 District Attorney Jack Thorp spoke with the Tahlequah Daily Press about expungement – a legal process that effectively removes records of arrests or convictions from qualifying suspects and defendants. In the article, Thorp said, “It’s all in the interest of justice,” and often used to clear the record of […]
July 10, 2020 – District 27 District Attorney Jack Thorp spoke with the Joplin Globe about how the Supreme Court’s ruling that restored nearly half of Oklahoma to the Muscogee (Creek) Nation will affect his jurisdiction. According to the article, Thorp said he’s concerned that many of his cases will go back to square one, […]
A Wagoner County man set for trial next week will serve life in prison in a plea agreement reached on Monday. District 27 District Attorney Jack Thorp announced his office reached the agreement with the defense attorney for Joshua Herrington, 23, after the family of Brennon Davis, 15, gave their approval. This was a tragic and senseless […]