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Fort Gibson Man Pleads Guilty To Possession Of Unregistered Firearm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 18, 2013

Muskogee, Oklahoma - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced today that BRYAN BERRES, age 32, of Fort Gibson, Oklahoma, pled guilty to Possession of an Unregistered Firearm, in violation of Title 26, United States Code, Sections 5861(d), 5841 and 5871.

The charge arose from an investigation by the Tulsa Police Department, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Veterans Administration and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The defendant was indicted in June, 2013.

The Indictment alleged that on or about May 9, 2013, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant did knowingly possess a firearm, to-wit: a CTS Model 7290 1.5 second delay Flash-Bang, not registered to him in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record and did knowingly possess a destructive device, more particularly described as a metal GOEX black powder container, canon fuse and electric matches, which any combination of parts either designed or intended for use in converting any device into a destructive device, not registered to him in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record.

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 up to 10 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 Ryan Roberts represented the United States.

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