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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Stilwell Man Pleads Guilty To Possessing, Receiving And Concealing Stolen Firearm

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Stoney Ray Mendenhall, age 18, of Stilwell, Oklahoma pled guilty to Possessing, Receiving And Concealing A Stolen Firearm, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(j) and 924(a)(2), punishable by not more than 10 years imprisonment, up to a $250,000.00 fine, or both. 

The Indictment alleged that on or about February 3, 2018, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, Stoney Ray Mendenhall, knowingly possessed, received and concealed a stolen firearm which had been shipped and transported in interstate commerce. 

The charges arose from an investigation by the Adair County Sherriff’s Office 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 July 3, 2018