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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 13, 2016

Muskogee Man Sentenced To 120 Months For Firearm Possession

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced today that DERRICK DEJUAN WOOTEN, age 24, of Muskogee, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 120 months of imprisonment, followed by 36 months of 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 Indictment alleged that on or about November 17, 2015, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, DERRICK DEJUAN WOOTEN, having been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, did knowingly possess in and affecting commerce, a firearm.  WOOTEN was convicted by a federal jury in March, 2016.

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

The charges are a result of an investigation by the Muskogee Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Eastern District Violent Crimes Task Force.  WOOTEN was remanded into the custody of the United States Marshals Service pending transportation to the designated federal facility at which he will serve his nonparolable sentence.

Assistant United States Attorney Rob Wallace represented the United States.

Topic: 
Firearms Offenses
Violent Crime
Updated October 13, 2016