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Cherokee County Felon Pleads Guilty To Possessing Firearm And Ammunition

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 Heath Tyler Bryan, age 33, of Tahlequah, Oklahoma, entered a guilty plea to being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.

The Indictment alleged that on January 1, 2024, Bryan was found to be in possession of a firearm and ammunition in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, after having been previously convicted of a felony offense punishable by more than one year and knowing of the conviction.

The charges arose from an investigation by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

The Honorable D. Edward Snow, U.S. Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, accepted the plea and ordered the completion of a presentence investigation report.  Bryan was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal Service pending sentencing.

Assistant United States Attorney Edith A. Singer represented the United States.

Updated May 22, 2024

Firearms Offenses