Muscogee Creek Nation Convicts Non-Native For First Time
OKMULGEE, Oklahoma - The Muscogee Creek Nation has convicted a non-native for the first time in a domestic violence trial.
Lighthorse police arrested Antonio Martinez-Juarez back in November for violating a protective order and for domestic violence against a tribal member on trusted land. By implementing the Violence Against Women Act, the Nation could use what's called "special domestic violence criminal jurisdiction" to prosecute the non-native.
The nation is one of only 23 tribes in the country to exercise this jurisdiction.