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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 14, 2016

Muskogee Man Pleads Guilty To Possession Of Firearm, Ammunition

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced today that IKE ALEXANDER, age 34, of Muskogee, Oklahoma, pled guilty to FELON IN POSSESSION OF FIREARM AND AMMUNITION, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1), 924(a)(2) and 924(e)(1).

The charge arose from an investigation by the Muskogee Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  The defendant was indicted in June, 2016.

The Indictment alleged that on or about March 25, 2016, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, IKE ALEXANDER, having been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, did knowingly possess in and affecting commerce, a firearm and ammunition, 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.

The statutory range of punishment is not more than 10 years imprisonment, up to a $250,000 fine or both.  However, if the Armed Career Criminal Act applies, the range of punishment will be not less than 15 years imprisonment, up to a $250,000.00 fine or both.

Assistant United States Attorney Dean Burris represented the United States.

Topic(s): 
Violent Crime
Updated July 15, 2016