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Checotah Man Pleads Guilty To 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 Joshua Dewayne Funburg, age 34, of Checotah, Oklahoma, entered a guilty plea to Felon In Possession Of Firearm, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1) and 924(a)(2), punishable by not more than 10 years imprisonment, a fine up to $250,000.00, or both. 

The Indictment alleges that on or about February 10, 2019, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, having been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, did knowingly possess in and affecting commerce, a firearm, to wit, one (1) Kel-Tec CNC Industries Inc., Model P-32, .32 ACP caliber semi-automatic pistol, serial number 57366, which had been shipped and transported in interstate commerce. 

The charges arose from an investigation by the Checotah Police Department, the McIntosh County Sheriff’s Office, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. 

The Honorable Steven P. Shreder, 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 Ben Gifford represented the United States.

Updated July 3, 2019

Firearms Offenses