For Immediate Release
October 28, 2022
Media Contact: Jason Salsman
New legislative act was passed by Muscogee (Creek) National Council in early October.
OKMULGEE, Okla. – The Muscogee (Creek) Nation Attorney General’s office has announced the first arrest following the passage of the Nation’s “Victim Protection and Jurisdiction Expansion Act” legislation. The legislation, designed to build upon existing MCN laws to provide greater protection for victims, Indian and non-Indian alike, was unanimously passed earlier this month by the tribe’s National Council.
On Wednesday, October 26, Muscogee Nation Lighthorse Police arrested Michael Wilson of Tulsa, a non-Indian, on the charge of sexual abuse of a minor Indian child.
“Public safety is our nation’s top priority. The exercise of this new authority demonstrates that empowering tribal governments makes everyone safer," Muscogee Nation Attorney General Geri Wisner said.
Wilson, 34, is currently being held on a $45,000 cash bond and will have an arraignment date set in tribal court.