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

Monday, April 22, 2019

Haskell Co Man Pleads Guilty To Firearm Possession

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Kenneth Edward Parnell, age 45, of Haskell County, 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, up to a $250,000.00 fine, or both.

The Indictment alleges that from in or about November, 2018, until on or about December 26, 2018, 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) Savage Arms (Canada) Inc., Model 64, .22 caliber semi-automatic rifle, serial number 1661593, which had been shipped and transported in interstate and foreign commerce. 

The charges arose from an investigation by the Haskell County Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. 

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 Ryan Heatherman represented the United States.

Updated April 24, 2019