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Bryan County Resident Pleads Guilty To Federal Firearms Crime

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 Bobby William Wells, Jr., age 33, of Durant, Oklahoma entered a guilty plea to one count of Felon in Possession of Ammunition, punishable by up to 15 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.

During the plea hearing, Wells admitted to having previously been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, and to possessing ammunition despite knowing he was prohibited from doing so.

The charges arose from an investigation by the Durant Police Department, Southeastern Oklahoma State University Police Department, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The Honorable Jason A. Robertson, U.S. Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, accepted the plea and ordered the completion of a presentence investigation report.

Assistant United States Attorney Richard Lorenz represented the United States.

Updated July 5, 2023

Firearms Offenses