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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, February 11, 2019

Ardmore Man Sentenced To 60 Months For Possession Of Stolen Firearm

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Jason Glen Willis, age 32, of Ardmore, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 60 months imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release for Felon In Possession Of Firearm, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1) and 924(a)(2); and to Possessing, Receiving And Concealing A Stolen Firearm, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(j) and 924(a)(2). The charges arose from an investigation by the Ardmore Police Department, the Murray County Sherriff’s Office, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. 

The Indictment alleged that on or about March 20, 2017, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, having been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, knowingly possessed a Heritage Manufacturing, Inc., Model Rough Rider, .22 caliber revolver, serial number F76454, a firearm which had been shipped and transported in interstate commerce. 

The Indictment also alleged that on or about March 20, 2017, the defendant knowingly possessed, received and concealed the same firearm which was stolen and had been shipped and transported in interstate commerce, knowing and having reasonable cause to believe the firearm was stolen.

United States Attorney Brian J. Kuester said, “One of the top priorities of the Department of Justice is to reduce violent crime and promote public safety. When state, local, tribal, and federal law enforcement agencies work together, as they did in this case, we are able to make progress on that priority. The law enforcement community is at its best when working relationships are strong. I commend the agencies involved in this investigation for their team efforts.”

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 Dean Burris 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.

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Updated February 11, 2019