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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Stilwell Man Sentenced To 34 Months, $33,000 Restitution For Possession Of Stolen Firearm

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Stoney Ray Mendenhall, age 19, of Stilwell, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 34 months’ imprisonment, three years of supervised release, and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $33,767.23, for Possessing, Receiving And Concealing A Stolen Firearm, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(j) and 924(a)(2). The charges arose from an investigation by the Adair County Sherriff’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (“ATF”).

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.

United States Attorney Brian J. Kuester said, “Violent criminals frequently use stolen firearms to commit their crimes, so bringing someone to justice that has stolen or knowingly possesses a stolen firearm goes hand-in-hand with our efforts to combat violent crime. I am glad we were able to work with the Adair County Sheriff’s Office and the ATF to achieve a swift and just resolution to this case.”

The Honorable Ronald A. White, 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 Dean Burris represented the United States. The defendant will remain in custody pending transportation to the designated federal facility at which the non-paroleable sentence will be served.

Updated February 19, 2019