Monday, October 04, 2021

Tulsa Man Sentenced for 2019 Murder

 A Tulsa man was sentenced today in federal court for shooting and killing a man as he tried to flee from the defendant, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Clint Johnson.

“Anthony Ahaisse was sentenced to 35 years in prison for the murder of Gregory Collins. I am thankful to the team of agents, officers and federal prosecutors whose work led to Ahaisse’s conviction and sentence,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Clint Johnson. “This malicious crime has forever changed the lives of the victim’s family. I hope today’s sentence will bring some form of closure to his friends and family as they continue in the healing process.”

U.S. District Judge Claire V. Eagan sentenced Anthony Drake Ahaisse, 31, to 420 months in federal prison followed by five years of supervised release.

Ahaisse pleaded guilty on June 15, 2021, to second degree murder. 

Ahaisse admitted to murdering Gregory Collins on March 23, 2019, just after 12 am. According to a criminal complaint initially filed in the case, a witness to the crime reported that the victim heard a loud noise outside the home and went to investigate. The victim then ran back to a bedroom and tried to hide under the bed. The witness saw Ahaisse, her ex-boyfriend, enter the room and shoot twice under the bed, striking the victim. The defendant then exited the room.

At approximately 12:20 am, a Tulsa police officer observed a white pickup traveling at a high rate of speed. When the officer attempted to stop the pickup, the driver continued recklessly. Eventually, the driver stopped and was taken into custody and identified as Anthony Ahaisse. The officer observed blood on the defendant’s clothing and discovered a loaded Glock 22 and a shotgun. The Glock recovered from the vehicle was later found to match the ballistics from the crime scene.

The Tulsa Police Department and FBI conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Dennis A. Fries and Richard M. Cella prosecuted the case.

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