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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, August 24, 2020

Beggs Man Sentenced To 25 Months For Possession Of Firearm, Ammunition

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Gerome William Davis, age 22, of Beggs, Oklahoma was sentenced to 25 months’ imprisonment, and 3 years of supervised release for Felon In Possession Of Firearm And Ammunition, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1) and 924(a)(2). The charges arose from an investigation by the Okmulgee County Sheriff’s Office, the District 25 District Attorney’s Office, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation as part of the Project Safe Neighborhoods (“PSN”) effort in the Eastern District of Oklahoma to reduce violent crime. 

The Indictment alleged that on or about December 2, 2019, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, having been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, and knowing of said conviction, knowingly possessed in and affecting commerce a firearm, which had been shipped and transported in interstate commerce.

United States Attorney Brian J. Kuester said, “Enforcing federal firearms laws removes guns from violent offenders and makes communities safer. The Project Safe Neighborhoods project is such a valuable initiative because it brings state, local, tribal, and federal law enforcement agencies together to focus on reducing violent crime.” 

“The FBI is committed to keeping firearms out of the hands of convicted felons like Mr. Davis," said Melissa Godbold, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI's Oklahoma City Field Office. “The FBI and our law enforcement partners will continue to work closely together to investigate those who violate federal firearms statutes.”
                
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 Ryan Conway represented the United States at the sentencing hearing.

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Updated August 24, 2020