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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

McAlester Man Sentenced To 30 Months For Firearm Possession

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that  MALCOLM DEWAYNE ELLIS, age 38, of McAlester, Oklahoma was sentenced to 30 months imprisonment, followed by 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).

The charge is a result of an investigation by the McAlester Police Department.  The defendant was indicted in January, 2016 and pled guilty in February, 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 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 Marshals Service pending transportation to the designated federal facility at which he will serve his nonparoleable sentence.

Assistant United States Attorney Dean Burris represented the United States.

Topic(s): 
Violent Crime
Updated June 16, 2016