Tahlequah Man Makes Initial Appearance For Felon In Possession Of Explosives
Muskogee, Oklahoma - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced that JEREMY RAMIREZ, age 27, of Tahlequah, Oklahoma appeared in federal court today for an initial appearance on a criminal complaint filed April 22, 2013.
The defendant is charged in the with Felon in Possession of an Explosive, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 842(i)(1).
The criminal complaint alleges that on or about April 19, 2013, in Cherokee County, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, RAMIREZ knowingly possessed an explosive after former conviction of a felony.
The charge is a result from an investigation by the Tahlequah Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. RAMIREZ is alleged to have been injured in an explosion at a Tahlequah residence when he attempted to wire his cellular telephone to a blasting cap. RAMIREZ is alleged to have possessed the blasting caps after being previously convicted of a felony.
The Honorable Kimberly E. West, Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, presided over the hearing. The defendant was remanded into the custody of the United States Marshal Service.
Assistant United States Attorney Christopher Wilson represented the United States.