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Caddo County man gets 9 years in Federal prison for shooting in Indian Country

A 56-year-old Caddo County man was sentenced Thursday to serve 9 years in Federal prison for a gun charge related to a shooting incident in Indian Country.

The U.S. Western District Court issued a statement that Martin Rocha was sentenced for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

“The sentence took into account Rocha’s having used the firearm to shoot a woman in Indian Country,” said Robert J. Troester of the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

According to an affidavit filed in federal court on May 19, 2018, officers with the Binger Police Department and the Caddo County Sheriff’s Office requested assistance from Bureau of Indian Affairs Law Enforcement after a 911 call reported Rocha’s shooting of a woman with a Winchester 30-30 rifle Rocha was estranged from his wife and was not allowed to live with her. The investigation determined that Rocha drove up to the residence, got out of his car, and fired a single shot that caused life-threatening injuries to the victim, a neighbor. The woman survived but suffered permanent injuries. Rocha has been in custody since May 18, 2018, the day of the shooting.

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