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McAlester Man Pleads Guilty To 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  MALCOLM DEWAYNE ELLIS, age 38, of McAlester, Oklahoma pled guilty to FELON IN POSSESSION OF FIREARM, 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.

The charge is a result of an investigation by the McAlester Police Department.  The defendant was indicted in January, 2016.

The Indictment alleged that on or about April 6, 2015, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, MALCOLM DEWAYNE ELLIS, having been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, did knowingly possess in and affecting commerce, a firearm, to-wit: One (1) Bersa, Model Mini 9 Firestorm, 9mm caliber semi-automatic pistol, serial number 621726, manufactured in Argentina, Imported by “RSA Enterprises INC”, which had been shipped and transported in interstate commerce.

The Honorable Steven P. Shreder, Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, accepted the guilty plea and ordered the completion of a presentence report.  Sentencing will be scheduled following its completion.  The defendant will remain in the custody of the United States Marshals Service pending sentencing.

Assistant United States Attorney Dean Burris represented the United States.

Updated February 26, 2016

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