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McAlester Resident Sentenced For Federal Firearm Offense

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 Lawanna Renee Pogue, age 41, of McAlester, Oklahoma, was sentenced to time served for possessing a firearm after being previously convicted of a felony offense.

The charges arose from investigations by the Pittsburg County Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

On April 19, 2023, Pogue pleaded guilty to one count of Felon in Possession of a Firearm.  According to investigators, on December 25, 2022, deputies with the Pittsburg County Sheriff’s Office stopped Pogue’s vehicle after observing a traffic infraction and located a .22 caliber firearm in the vehicle’s trunk compartment.  Pogue later admitted to possessing the firearm despite her status as a convicted felon.

The Honorable Keith Starrett, U.S. District Judge in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi, sitting by assignment, presided over the hearing in Muskogee.

Assistant United States Attorney Joshua Satter represented the United States.

Updated April 30, 2024

Firearms Offenses