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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Overbrook Man Sentenced To 46 Months For Firearm Possession

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Colby Ray Barrick, age 41, of Overbrook, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 46 months imprisonment and 3 years 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 charge arose from an investigation by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. 

The Indictment alleged that on or about October 25, 2017, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, having been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, did knowingly possess in and affecting commerce, a firearm, to-wit: One (1) Savage, Model 64, .22 caliber rifle, serial number 2593140, which had been shipped and transported in interstate commerce.

United States Attorney Brian J. Kuester said, “Enforcement of the federal law that prohibits convicted felons from possessing firearms is one of the ways United States Attorney’s Offices can work with local, state, tribal and federal law enforcement agencies to carry out our shared mission of public safety. We are fortunate in the Eastern District of Oklahoma to see many different agencies from different jurisdictions working together on a daily basis, understanding that when we work together we are maximizing our impact on the communities that we serve. This case is one example of that type of interagency cooperation that allows the members of this office to hold defendants accountable for their unlawful action.”

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. The defendant will remain in custody pending transportation to the designated federal facility at which the non-paroleable sentence will be served. 

Updated July 17, 2018