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Cookson Man Sentenced To 6 Months For Firearm Possession

April 01, 2013

Muskogee, Oklahoma - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced today that JOHN HARDY BRYANT, age 38, of Cookson, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 6 months imprisonment with an additional 6 months on home detention, followed by 3 years of supervised release for being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 922(g)(1).

The charge arose from an investigation by the Tahlequah Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. The defendant was indicted in November, 2012 and pled guilty in December, 2012.

The Indictment alleged that on or about August 4, 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 a .22 caliber bolt action rifle and Remington .22 short caliber ammunition.

The Honorable James H. Payne, District Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, presided over today’s hearing. The defendant remains in the custody of the United States Marshal Service pending transportation to the designated federal prison at which he will serve his nonparolable sentence.

Assistant United States Attorney Kyle Waters represented the United States.

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