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Krebs Man Sentenced To 96 Months For 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 that Jared Robert Faulkner, age 30, of Krebs, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 96 months’ imprisonment and 3 years’ supervised release for Felon In Possession Of Firearm, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1) and 924(a)(2). Mr. Faulkner was tried on August 16th and 17th, 2018. The jury returned a guilty verdict. Faulkner was sentenced on December 13, 2018. 

Evidence presented at trial showed that police officers responded to a disturbance in Krebs. As officers investigated they discovered that Faulkner possessed a firearm and that he was a convicted felon. The verdict was the result of an investigation coordinated as part of the Project Safe Neighborhoods effort in the Eastern District of Oklahoma to reduce violent crime. Project Safe Neighborhoods (“PSN”) is an initiative led and coordinated by the United States Attorney’s Office. The agencies involved in the investigation were the McAlester Police Department, the Krebs Police Department, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. 

“Project Safe Neighborhoods has been a great success in Oklahoma and across the country. I believe one of the reasons it has been such a success is the emphasis it places on interagency cooperation to achieve the shared goal of combatting and reducing violent crime,” United States Attorney Brian J. Kuester said. “This investigation and prosecution is a PSN success story.”

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 Dean Burris 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 January 31, 2019

Firearms Offenses