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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, April 16, 2018

Haworth Man Sentenced To 24 Months For Possession Of Firearm And Ammunition

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Christopher Blake Gilbert, age 33, of Haworth, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 24 months imprisonment, and 3 years supervised release for Felon In Possession Of Firearm & Ammunition, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1) and 924(a)(2). The charges arose from an investigation by the McCurtain County Sheriff’s Office, the Choctaw Nation Tribal Police, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

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.

“Federal law prohibits convicted felons from possessing firearms. Enforcing that law is one way that this office, in conjunction with the work of our federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement partners, can protect the public,” United States Attorney Brian J. Kuester said. “I am thankful for the team effort by the McCurtain County Sheriff’s Office, Choctaw Tribal Police and the ATF that lead to this successful prosecution.” 

The Honorable Ronald A. White, U.S. District Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, presided over the hearing. Assistant United States Attorney Kristin Harrington represented the United States. The defendant will remain in custody pending transportation to the designated federal facility at which the non-paroleable sentence will be served.

Updated April 25, 2018