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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Porter Man Sentenced To 27 Months For Possession Of Firearm, Ammunition

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Donald Jack Kilgore, age 67, of Porter, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 27 months imprisonment, and 2 years supervised release for Felon In Possession Of Firearm And Ammunition, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1) and 924(a)(2). The charge arose from an investigation by the Broken Arrow Police Department, the Wagoner County Sherriff’s Office, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. 

The Indictment alleged that on or about June 6, 2017, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, Donald Jack Kilgore, having been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, did knowingly possess in and affecting commerce, a firearm and ammunition which had been shipped and transported in interstate commerce. 

United States Attorney Brian J. Kuester said, “Reducing violent crime is a top priority of the Department of Justice and the United States Attorney’s Offices. Enforcing the federal gun laws that prohibit convicted felons from possessing firearms is one way that we are able to prevent violence with firearms. The federal and local law enforcement joint investigation of the defendant allowed this office to hold him accountable for his actions.”

The Honorable Ronald A. White, Chief 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 John David Luton represented the United States.

Updated April 5, 2018