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

Monday, July 27, 2015

Beggs Man Pleads Guilty To Firearms Possession

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced today that BYRON WAYNE LADNER, age 51, of Beggs, Oklahoma, pled guilty to FELON IN POSSESSION OF A FIREARM, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 922(g)(1).

The charge is a result of an investigation by the Okmulgee County Sheriff’s Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  The defendant was indicted in December, 2013.

The Indictment alleged that between in or about December, 2012, and November 19, 2013 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 a presentence report to be completed.  The defendant will remain in the custody of the United States Marshal Service pending sentencing.

Assistant United States Attorney Edward Snow represented the United States.

Updated July 27, 2015