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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Oklahoma

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Antlers Man Sentenced To 30 Months For Possession Of Firearm, Ammunition

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Charles Allen Bailey, age 50, of Antlers, Oklahoma was sentenced to 30 months imprisonment and 3 years supervised release for Felon In Possession Of Firearm & Ammunition, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1) and 924(a)(2). The charge arose from an investigation by the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

The Indictment alleged that on or about July 18, 2017, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, Charles Allen Bailey, having been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, knowingly possessed in and affecting commerce a firearm and ammunition which have been shipped and transported in interstate commerce.

United States Attorney Brian J. Kuester said, “Working with local, state, tribal, and federal law enforcement agencies to combat violent crime is a priority of the Department of Justice and U.S. Attorney’s Offices. One of the federal laws available to us to carry out that priority prohibits convicted felons from possessing firearms. The defendant in this case violated that federal law and is being held accountable accordingly. This joint effort by agents from the OBN, ATF and members of this office is an example of interagency team work that occurs on a daily basis in the Eastern District of Oklahoma and across the country. When agencies work together, the public benefits.”

The Honorable Ronald A. White, U.S. District Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, presided over the hearing. Assistant United States Attorney Kristin Harrington represented the United States. The defendant will remain in custody pending transportation to the designated federal facility at which the non-paroleable sentence will be served.

Updated July 17, 2018