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Tahlequah Man Appears In Federal Court Regarding Unregistered Firearm Charges

May 20, 2013

Muskogee, Oklahoma - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced that BRYAN BERRES, age 27, of Tahlequah, Oklahoma appeared in federal court today for an initial appearance on a criminal complaint.

The defendant is charged with Possession of an Unregistered Firearm, in violation of Title 26, United States Code, Section 5861(d). The statutory range of punishment is up to 10 years imprisonment, followed by 3 years of supervised release and/or up to a $250,000.00 fine.

The criminal complaint alleges that on or about May 9, 2013, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, did knowingly possess a firearm, as defined in Title 26, United States Code, Section 5845, to-wit: a CTS Model 7290 1.5 second delay Flash-Bang, not registered to him in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record.

The investigation revealed that on May 9, 2013, the defendant showed up at the Amerigas Propane Company in Tahlequah, Oklahoma with a duffle bag containing the above mentioned item.

The charge is a result from an investigation by the Tahlequah Police Department, the District 27 District Attorney’s Drug Task Force, the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.

The Honorable Steven P. Shreder, 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 Ryan Roberts represented the United States.

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