Thorp humbled by award

In a post to followers of the District 27 Facebook page, District Attorney Jack Thorp wrote the following about being named Outstanding District Attorney for 2020: “I want to thank the Oklahoma District Attorney Association for awarding me the David Moss Memorial Award for Outstanding District Attorney for 2020. There will be an award ceremony […]

SCOTUS decision will lead to ‘substantial’ number of retrials


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.

Manslaughter charges in death of Cherokee County man


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 […]

Thorp explains expungement purpose and process


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 […]

Thorp comments on SCOTUS ruling

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, […]