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Muse Man Sentenced To 48 Months For Firearm Possession, 12 Months For Illegally Taken Wildlife

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Oklahoma
Involved Transportation Of A Black Bear From Oklahoma To Arkansas

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced that RICKY DALE BARRON, age 61, of Muse, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 48 months imprisonment, followed by 3 years of supervised release for Felon in Possession of Firearm, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 641 and 12 months imprisonment, followed by 1 year of supervised release for Interstate Transportation of Illegally Taken Wildlife, in violation of Title 16, United States Code, Sections 3372(a)(2)(A) and 3373(d)(2).  The sentences will be served concurrently.

The charges arose from an investigation by the United States Forest Service.

The Information filed in December, 2015, alleged that on or about October 25, 2015, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, RICKY DALE BARRON, 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) Remington Model 1100, 12 gauge, shotgun, serial number N280403V, which had been shipped and transported in interstate commerce. It further alleged that From on or about December 14, 2014 to on or about April 2, 2015, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, and elsewhere, the defendant, knowingly transported wildlife, to wit: a black bear and parts thereof, in interstate commerce from Oklahoma to Arkansas, when in the exercise of due care, the defendant should have known that said wildlife was taken and possessed in a violation of and in a manner unlawful under the laws and regulations of Oklahoma.

The Honorable Ronald A. White, District Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, presided over the hearing.

Assistant United States Attorney Chris Wilson represented the United States.

Updated April 14, 2016

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