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Haworth Man Pleads Guilty To Possession Of Firearm, Ammunition

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 Christopher Blake Gilbert, age 33, of Haworth, Oklahoma pled guilty to Felon In Possession Of Firearm & Ammunition, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1) and 924(a)(2), punishable by not more than 10 years imprisonment, and up to a $250,000.00 fine or both.               

The Indictment alleged that on or about September 7, 2017, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, Christopher Blake Gilbert, having been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, did knowingly possess in and affecting commerce a firearm and ammunition which have been shipped and transported in interstate commerce.

The charge arose from an investigation by the McCurtain County Sheriff’s Office, the Choctaw Police Department, 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. The defendant will remain in custody pending a sentencing hearing.

Assistant United States Attorney Kristin Harrington represented the United States.

Updated December 19, 2017

Firearms Offenses
Violent Crime