Eagle claims he went to the Billings police station to try and file a complaint against the “United States government.”
“When I was released, I was told that if I wanted to file a civil claim ... I had to go back to the county I was sentenced in,” Eagle wrote.
Once back in Yellowstone County, Montana, he said “two men” approached him outside of the federal courthouse in Billings.
“I don't know if (they were) U.S. Marshal or FBI,” Eagle wrote. “But this is what was said, If I keep up my pursuance in filing my civil claim against the U.S. Government, they were going to bring up my criminal past which included the grand jury indictment ... in the Leo Reasnor case.”
Eagle said he was “drunk and high on painkillers” while Billings detectives interviewed him. He claims the investigators eventually forced the confession out of him.
“The confession was coerced by the Billings Police Department after I went to them for help,” Eagle wrote in a separate letter to The Oklahoman, which was dated June 12.
“I just wanted to let them know that the federal authorities were planning to file false accusations against me in retaliation for trying to file a civil suit claim against the federal government.”
Eagle is currently being held at the Haskell county jail after fighting extradition from Montana. His trial is set to begin Aug. 5.