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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, December 29, 2016

Haskell Man Sentenced To 20 Months For Firearms Theft

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that LUIS CRUIZ RODRIGUEZ, age 18, of Haskell, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 20 months, and 3 years supervised release for STEALING FIREARMS FROM A FEDERAL FIREARMS LICENSED DEALER, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 924(m) and 2.

The Indictment alleged that on or about May 12, 2016, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, did knowingly steal firearms from Richy’s Gun & Pawn, located in Checotah, Oklahoma, a federal licensed firearms dealer.

The charge arose from an investigation by the Okmulgee Police Department, the Checotah Police Department, the Okmulgee Sherriff’s Office, the Okmulgee District Attorney’s Office, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, 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 Dean Burris represented the United States.

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Violent Crime
Updated December 30, 2016