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Moore Man Sentenced to 25 Years in Federal Prison
For Being a Convicted Felon Unlawfully in Possession of a Firearm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 27, 2012

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – NEIL JASON WILFONG, 41, from Moore, Oklahoma, has been sentenced by United States District Judge Stephen P. Friot to serve 300 months for being a convicted felon unlawfully in possession of a firearm, announced Sanford C. Coats, United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma.

Wilfong was indicted on June 8, 2011 and was convicted by a jury at trial in September of 2011. According to Court records and evidence at trial last September, the United States Marshals began looking for Wilfong in January of 2011 to execute a federal arrest warrant. When they finally located him on January 17, 2011, he led law enforcement on a high speed chase on I-240 and through several residential neighbourhoods on the south side of Oklahoma City. During the pursuit, Wilfong was observed throwing a handgun out of the window of the vehicle. He temporarily eluded law enforcement on January 17, 2011, but was located again the following day. After a brief standoff, Wilfong was apprehended. Wilfong had previous Oklahoma state felony convictions and was convicted in federal court in 2007 for using a telephone to communicate a bomb threat to Tinker Air Force Base.

Following the completion of his 25 year prison sentence, Wilfong was ordered to serve five years of supervised release.

This case was investigated by the Oklahoma City Police Department and the United States Marshals Service. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Andre’ B. Caldwell.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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