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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, September 21, 2020

Okmulgee Man Pleads Guilty To Carrying A Firearm During And In Relation To A Crime Of Violence

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Jatavier Bradford, age 17, of Okmulgee, Oklahoma entered a guilty plea to Carrying A Firearm During And In Relation To A Crime Of Violence, punishable by not less than 5 years imprisonment, a fine up to $250,000.00, or both. Bradford, who will be 18 next month, entered a plea of guilty after being transferred to adult status in court.   

The Information alleged that on or about July 7, 2020, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma within the territorial boundaries of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation reservation, the defendant, JATAVIER BRADFORD did carry a firearm, that is, a Taurus Model PT111, 9mm S/N TCY95849, during and in relation to a crime of violence for which he may be prosecuted in a court of the United States, in violation of Title 18 U.S.C. § 924(c)(1)(A)(i).

The charges arose from an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The Honorable Steven P. Shreder, U.S. Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, accepted the plea and ordered the completion of a presentence investigation report.   

Special Assistant United States Attorney David Youll represented the United States at the plea hearing.

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime
Updated September 23, 2020