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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 21, 2019

Ponder, Texas Man Pleads Guilty To Transportation Of Stolen Vehicle, Firearm Possession

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that David Leon Smith II, age 28, of Ponder, Texas, entered a guilty plea to Transportation Of Stolen Vehicle, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 2312 and 2, punishable by not more than 10 years imprisonment, a fine up to $250,000.00, or both; and to Felon In Possession Of Firearm, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1), 924(a)(2) and 2, punishable by not more than 10 years imprisonment, a fine up to $250,000.00, or both. 

The Indictment alleges that on or about November 26, 2017, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, did unlawfully transport and cause to be transported in interstate commerce a stolen motor vehicle, that is a 2001 Dodge Ram pickup truck, VIN ending in 520331, from the State of Oklahoma to the State of Texas, knowing the same to be stolen. 

The Indictment further alleges that on or about November 26, 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) Beretta Model A300 Outlander 12 gauge shotgun, serial number RU004247, and One (1) Remington Model Seven .22-250 caliber rifle, serial number 7857999, which had been shipped and transported in interstate commerce. 

The charges arose from an investigation by the Texas Department of Public Safety, the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. 

The Honorable Kimberly E. West, 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.  

First Assistant United States Attorney Christopher Wilson represented the United States.

Topic(s): 
Financial Fraud
Firearms Offenses
Updated March 22, 2019