Muskogee Man Sentenced To 51 Months For Firearm Possession
Muskogee, Oklahoma - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced today that RENALDO MARCELLUS BELL, age 25, of Muskogee, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 51 months imprisonment, followed by 3 years of supervised release for being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 922(g)(1).
The charge arose from an investigation by the Muskogee 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 March 15, 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 Hi Point, Model C9, 9mm pistol and a Norinco, Model Mak-90 Sporter, 7.62x39 mm rifle which had been shipped and transported in interstate commerce.
The Honorable Ronald A. White, District Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, presided over the hearing. The defendant will remain 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.