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Burneyville Man Sentenced To 30 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 Jacob Rhett Holland, age 26, of Burneyville, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 30 months’ imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release for Felon In Possession Of Firearm. The charges arose from an investigation by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. 

The Information alleges that on or about March 10, 2019, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the Defendant, who had been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, knowingly possessed in and affecting commerce, a firearm, an SKS 7.62 x 39 mm caliber semi-automatic rifle, serial number 023245, which had been shipped and transported in interstate commerce. 

United States Attorney Brian J. Kuester said, “Federal law prohibits previously convicted felons from possessing guns. Enforcing federal firearm statutes is an effective way to assist state and local law enforcement agencies in their ongoing efforts to combat and reduce violent crime. We are committed to continuing our relationships with those agencies and the use of federal resources to help carry out our top priority – protecting the public.” 
 
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 Dean Burris represented the United States.

Updated October 9, 2019

Topic
Firearms Offenses