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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Muskogee Man Sentenced To 8 Months For Stealing Firearm From Licensed Dealer

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that David Neil Dunn a/k/a David Neil Dunn, Jr., age 20, of Muskogee, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 8 months’ imprisonment and 2 years of supervised release for Stealing A Firearm From A Federal Firearms Licensed Dealer, in violation of Title 18 United States Code Section 924(m). The charges arose from an investigation by the Muskogee Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The Indictment alleged that on July 12, 2019, the defendant knowingly stole a firearm from Mike’s Outdoor’s, a federal firearms licensed dealer.

United States Attorney Brian J. Kuester said, “Investigations that lead to the recovery of stolen guns are obviously very important for the rightful owners. They are also critical for the safety of the community because gun violence is often carried out by criminals using stolen firearms. This investigation resulted in guns being returned to the lawful owner and a safer community.”

“All too often, firearms stolen from Federal Firearms Licensees end up in the hands of prohibited individuals,” stated ATF Special Agent in Charge Jeffrey C. Boshek II. “I am thankful these firearms were recovered quickly due to the collaborative effort of the Muskogee Police Department and ATF.”

The Honorable Ronald A. White, U.S. District Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, presided over the hearing. Assistant United States Attorney Dean Burris represented the United States.

Updated April 17, 2020