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Lost City Man Pleads Guilty To Firearm Possession

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 25, 2014

Muskogee, Oklahoma - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced today that JERRY WAYNE MORRISON, JR., a/k/a, Hootie, age 34, of Lost City, Oklahoma, pled guilty to 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 District 27 District Attorney’s Drug Task Force and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). The defendant was indicted in November 2013.

The Indictment alleged that on or about November 30, 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, the following firearm, to-wit: one Taurus, model PT709 Slim, 9mm caliber pistol, which had been shipped and transported in interstate commerce.

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 not more than 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 Kyle Waters represented the United States.

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