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Oklahoma City Resident Sentenced For Federal Firearm Crime

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Oklahoma

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Zachary Wayne Ray of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, age 36 and a felon, was sentenced to 16 months imprisonment for one count of Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition.

The charge arose from an investigation by the Chickasaw Lighthorse Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

On January 17, 2023, Ray pleaded guilty to one count of Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition.  Individuals previously convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for more than one year are prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition.

According to investigators, on February 5, 2022, a Chickasaw Lighthorse Police Officer encountered Ray at the Chickasaw Travel Stop on Latta Road in Ada, Oklahoma.  Ray, a convicted felon, was found to be in possession of a Ruger 9mm semiautomatic handgun with one round chambered and a fully loaded magazine.

The Honorable Ronald A. White, Chief Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, presided over the case in Muskogee, Oklahoma.  Ray was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal at the conclusion of sentencing.  He will remain in custody pending transportation to a designated United States Bureau of Prisons facility to serve his sentence of incarceration.

Assistant United States Attorney Zachary W. Parson represented the United States.

Updated August 31, 2023

Firearms Offenses