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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Oklahoma

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Cookson Man Sentenced To 108 Months For Firearm Possession

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that LEON RICHARD AUTRY, age 43, of Cookson, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 108 months imprisonment, and 3years 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 March 2, 2016, 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, firearms, which had been shipped and transported in interstate commerce.

The charge arose from an investigation by the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, the Tahlequah Police Department, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

The Honorable Judge Ronald A. White, 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 the custody pending transportation to the designated federal facility at which, the nonparoleable sentence will be served.

Assistant United States Attorney Kristin Harrington represented the United States.

Firearms Offenses
Violent Crime
Updated January 18, 2017