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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Ringling Man Sentenced To 37 Months For Illegal Receipt Of A Firearm

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced today that CODY BRANSON BARNES, age 22, of Ringling, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 37 months imprisonment and 3 years supervised release for Illegal Receipt of a Firearm by a Person Under Felony Indictment or Information, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(n) and 924(a)(1)(D).

The charge arose from an investigation by the Ardmore Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  The defendant was indicted in July, 2014 and pled guilty in October, 2014.

The Indictment alleged that on or about January 31, 2014, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, who was then under indictment and information for a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, namely, Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon, in the District Court of Jefferson County, Case No. CF-13-37, willfully received a firearm which had been shipped and transported in interstate commerce.

The Honorable Ronald A. White, District Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, presided over the hearing.  The defendant will remain in the custody of the United States Marshal Service pending transportation to the designated facility at which he will serve his nonparolable sentence.

Assistant United States Attorney Chris Wilson represented the United States.

Updated April 15, 2015