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

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Longtown Man Pleads Guilty To Possession Of Ammunition

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Sidney Charles Shannon, age 35, entered a guilty plea to Felon In Possession Of 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, up to a $250,000.00 fine, or both. However, if the court deems the defendant to be an Armed Career Criminal, the offense is punishable by not less than 15 years imprisonment.

The Indictment alleges that on or about October 30, 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, ammunition, to-wit: Eight (8) rounds of Precision Made Cartridges (PMC) brand 9mm Luger caliber ammunition, which had been shipped and transported in interstate and foreign commerce. 

The charges arose from an investigation by the District 18 Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force 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 Clay Compton represented the United States.

Updated April 17, 2019