McAlester Man Pleads Guilty To Firearm Possession
Muskogee, Oklahoma - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced today that BOBBY JOE BROWN, JR., age 52, of McAlester, Oklahoma, pled guilty to Felon in Possession of a Firearm, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1) and 924(e)(1).
Charges arose from an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Violent Crime Task Force, which includes; Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department, District 27 District Attorney’s Drug Task Force, the Tahlequah Police Department and the Muskogee Police Department. The defendant was indicted in January, 2013.
The Indictment alleged that on or about August 20, 2012, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, having been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, did knowingly possess in and affecting commerce, the following firearm, to-wit: one Herbert Schmidt, .22 caliber six revolver which had been shipped and transported in interstate commerce.
The Honorable Steven P. Shreder, Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, accepted the guilty plea and ordered the completion of a presentence report. Sentencing will be scheduled following its completion.
The statutory range of punishment is a mandatory minimum of 15 years imprisonment and/or up to a $250,000.00 fine. The defendant will remain in the custody of the United States Marshal Service pending sentencing.
Assistant United States Attorney Kyle Waters represented the United States.