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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Boynton Man Sentenced To 188 Months For Firearm Possession

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced today that MICHAEL WAYNE CHERRY, age 48, of Boynton, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 188 months imprisonment, followed by 5 years of supervised release for Felon in Possession of a Firearm, in violation of Title 18 United States Code, Section 922(g)(1).

The charge arose from an investigation by and the Muskogee County Sheriff’s Department.  The defendant was indicted in December, 2013 and was found guilty at a jury trial in September, 2014.

The evidence presented at trial proved that on or about September 4, 2013, 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 in and affecting commerce, the following firearm; one Mossberg model 500A, 12 gauge pump action shotgun that had been shipped and transported in interstate commerce.

The Honorable Ronald A. White, District Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, presided over the trial. The defendant will remain in custody of the United States Marshal Service pending transportation to the designated federal facility at which he will serve his nonparolable sentence.

Assistant United States Attorney Edward Snow represented the United States.

Updated April 16, 2015