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Beggs Man Pleads Guilty To Firearm Possession

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Oklahoma

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced today that JACKIE LEON PARKER, JR., age 42, of Beggs, Oklahoma, pled guilty to FELON IN POSSESSION OF FIREARM, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1).

The charges arose from an investigation by the Checotah Police Department, the Okmulgee Police Department, the Okmulgee District Attorney’s Office, the Okmulgee County Sheriff’s Office, the Muskogee County Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.  The defendant was indicted in July, 2016.

The Indictment alleged that on or about May 23, 2016, 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, a firearm, which had been shipped and transported in interstate commerce.

The Honorable Kimberly E. West, 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 defendant will remain in the custody of the United States Marshal Service pending sentencing.

The statutory range of punishment is not more than 10 years imprisonment, up to a $250,000 fine or both.

Assistant United States Attorney Dean Burris represented the United States.

Updated September 16, 2016

Firearms Offenses
Violent Crime