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Broken Bow Man Sentenced To 38 Months For 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 that Rance DeWayne Childs, age 36, of Broken Bow, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 38 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). The charges arose from an investigation by the Seminole Nation Lighthorse Police and the Bureau of Indian Affairs (“BIA”). 

The Indictment alleged that on or about May 5, 2019, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the Defendant, having been convicted of crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, 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 statutes in Indian Country is an important component of the Department of Justice priority to reduce violent crime. The strong working relationships tribal police agencies, the BIA and other state and federal agencies have make the entire law enforcement community more effective and better able to fulfill our shared mission to serve and protect.”
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. Special Assistant United States Attorney Courtney Jordan represented the United States. 

Updated December 20, 2019

Firearms Offenses
Indian Country Law and Justice