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Sequoyah County Resident Pleads Guilty To Federal Firearm Crime

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 James Timothy Mathis, of Muldrow, Oklahoma, age 41 and a felon, entered a guilty plea to one count of Felon in Possession of Firearm.

The Indictment alleged that on March 4, 2023, Mathis, who had been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, was found in possession of a .38 SPL caliber Smith & Wesson Bodyguard Airweight revolver.  Individuals previously convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for more than one year are prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition.

The charges arose from an investigation by the Sequoyah County Sheriff’s Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

The Honorable Jason A. Robertson, United States Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, accepted the plea at the hearing in Muskogee, Oklahoma, and ordered the completion of a presentence investigation report.  Mathis was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal pending sentencing.

Special Assistant United States Attorney Michael R. Pahl represented the United States.

Updated August 31, 2023

Firearms Offenses