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Hartshorne 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 today that KENNETH EDWARD DAY, age 37, of Hartshorne, Oklahoma, pled guilty to Felon in Possession of Firearm, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1) and 924(e), punishable by not less than 15 years imprisonment and/or up to a $250,000.00 fine.

The charge arose from an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration. The defendant was indicted in November, 2014.

The Indictment alleged that on or about August 20, 2014, 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 Honorable Kimberly E. West, Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, accepted the guilty plea and ordered the completion of a presentence report. The defendant will remain in the custody of the United States Marshal Service pending sentencing.

Assistant United States Attorney Melody Nelson represented the United States.

Updated March 17, 2015