A Schulter woman will spend 27 years in prison for the 2018 murder of a county resident.
The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Nacole Ryan Bain aka Nacole Ryan Spears, 42, of Schulter, was sentenced to 324 months in prison for Second Degree Murder in Indian Country.
The charge arose from an investigation by the District 25 Violent Crime Task Force, the Henryetta Police Department, the Okmulgee County Sheriff ’s Office, the Oklahoma Medical Examiner’s Office, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
On March 28, 2022, Bain pleaded guilty in federal district court to Second Degree Murder in Indian Country. According to investigators, family members reported the victim missing in late June of 2018 after he failed to arrive as expected at his destination in North Carolina.
Law enforcement discovered the victim’s wrecked and empty vehicle in south Okmulgee County, and later confirmed the separate discovery of the victim’s remains on July 6, 2018. Under questioning, Bain, a five-time convicted felon, confessed to intentionally shooting the victim with a revolver at his Henryetta home, then removing his remains to a rural property, selling his personal property, and pocketing the proceeds.
The crime occurred in Okmulgee County, within the boundaries of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Reservation, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma.
Bain will remain in custody of the U.S. Marshal pending transportation to a designated United States Bureau of Prisons facility to serve a non-paroleable sentence of incarceration.