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

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Muskogee Man Arraigned For Firearm Possession

“The following named individuals have been charged with a federal crime or crimes by the return of an indictment by the Grand Jury. A grand jury Indictment does not constitute evidence of guilt. A grand jury Indictment is a method of bringing formal charges against the defendant. A defendant is presumed innocent of the charges and may not be found guilty unless evidence establishes guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. Statutory maximum punishments are in parentheses. United States Sentencing Guidelines may be considered, upon conviction, by the sentencing court. Federal prison sentences are non-parolable.”

Muskogee, Oklahoma - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced that TOMMY LOUIS TAYLOR, 35, of Muskogee, Oklahoma, was arraigned in federal court today on charges of FELON IN POSSESION OF A FIREARM, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1).

The Indictment alleges that on or about December 19, 2013, 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 H&R .32 caliber revolver, bearing serial number BA021273, which had been shipped and transported in interstate commerce.

The charges arose from an investigation by the Muskogee Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The Honorable Steven P. Shreder, Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, presided over the hearings. The Defendant was remanded into the custody of the United States Marshal Service.

The statutory range of punishment for TAYLOR is not more than 10 years imprisonment and/or up to $250,000.00 in fines.

Assistant United States Attorney Edward Snow represented the United States.

Updated March 12, 2015