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Sallisaw Man Pleads Guilty To Firearm Possession

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Oklahoma

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Samuel Jason Nutt, age 50, of Sallisaw, Oklahoma, pled guilty to Felon In Possession Of Firearm, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1), 924(a)(2) and 924(e), punishable by not more than 10 years imprisonment, up to a $250,000.00 fine, or both; however, should the court determine he is an armed career criminal, he will be sentenced to not less than 15 years imprisonment, up to a $250,000.00 fine, or both.
The Indictment alleged that on or about December 29, 2017, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, Samuel Jason Nutt, 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) Chinese, Model 54-1, 7.62 x 25mm caliber pistol, serial number 3700126799, which had been shipped and transported in interstate commerce.

The charges arose from an investigation by the Sallisaw Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. 

The Honorable Steven P. Shreder, 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. 

Assistant United States Attorney Dean Burris represented the United States.

Updated March 26, 2018

Firearms Offenses
Violent Crime