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Clayton Man Sentenced To 18 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 IVAN ALEXANDER WILLIAMSON, age 26, of Clayton, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 18 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 Indictment alleged that on or about February 9, 2017, 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 which had been shipped and transported in interstate commerce.

The charge arose from an investigation by the Clayton Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

United States Attorney Brian J. Kuester said, “I am thankful that the Clayton Police Department and the ATF worked together on this case to bring Mr. Williamson to justice. Prosecuting felons for unlawfully possessing firearms is one of the many ways that the United States Attorney’s Office can work with federal, state and local agencies to protect the public that we all serve.”

The Honorable James H. Payne, U.S. District Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, presided over the hearing. The defendant will remain in custody pending transportation to the designated federal facility at which the nonparoleable sentence will be served.

Assistant United States Attorney Rob Wallace represented the United States.

Updated October 13, 2017

Firearms Offenses
Violent Crime