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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, December 11, 2014

Lost City Man Sentenced to 60 Months for Firearm Possession

Muskogee, Oklahoma - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced today that JERRY WAYNE MORRISON, JR., a/k/a "HOOTIE," age 34, of Lost City, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 60 months imprisonment, followed by 3 years of supervised release for Felon in Possession of a Firearm, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 922(g)(1).

The charge arose from an investigation by the District 27 District Attorney’s Drug Task Force and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). The defendant was indicted in November, 2013 and pled guilty in July, 2014.

The Indictment alleged that on or about November 30, 2012, 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, the following firearm, to-wit: one Taurus, model PT709 Slim, 9mm caliber pistol, which had been shipped and transported in interstate commerce.

The Honorable 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 of the United States Marshal Service pending transportation to the designated federal facility at which he will serve his nonparolable sentence.

Assistant United States Attorney Kyle Waters represented the United States.

Updated March 17, 2015