Ponder, Texas Man Sentenced To 53 Months For 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, was sentenced to 53 months’ imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release for Transportation Of Stolen Vehicle, in violation of Title 18 U.S.C. Sections 2312 and 2; and for Felon In Possession Of Firearm, in violation of Title 18 U.S.C. Sections 922(g)(1), 924(a)(2) and 2. Smith was also ordered to pay $205.00 in restitution. 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 Indictment alleged that on November 26, 2017, the defendant unlawfully transported and caused to be transported in interstate commerce a stolen 2001 Dodge Ram pickup truck, from the State of Oklahoma to the State of Texas, knowing the vehicle was stolen. The second count of the Indictment alleged the defendant, having been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, knowingly possessed in and affecting commerce two firearms, a Beretta Model A300 Outlander 12 gauge shotgun, and a Remington Model Seven .22-250 caliber rifle.
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. First Assistant United States Attorney Christopher Wilson represented the United States.