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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Stilwell Man Sentenced To 71 Months For Possession Of Firearm, Ammunition, Counterfeit Obligation

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced today that CHRISTOPHER DEAN JONES, a/k/a "Snake", age 36, of Stilwell, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 71 months imprisonment, followed by 3 years of supervised release for FELON IN POSSESSION OF FIREARM AND AMMUNITION, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1) and 924(a)(2) and POSSESSION OF COUNTERFEIT OBLIGATIONS OR SECURITIES OF THE UNITED STATES, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 472.

Charges arose from an investigation by the Cherokee Nation Marshal Service, the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the United States Secret Service.  The defendant was indicted in November, 2015 and pled guilty in December, 2015.

The Indictment alleged that on or about October 1, 2015, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, CHRISTOPHER DEAN JONES, a/k/a Snake, having been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, did knowingly possess in and affecting commerce, a firearm and ammunition, which had been shipped and transported in interstate commerce.

The Indictment further alleged that on or about October 1, 2015, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, CHRISTOPHER DEAN JONES a/k/a Snake, with intent to defraud, possessed a counterfeit obligation of the United States.

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 Marshals Service pending transportation to the designated federal facility at which he will serve his nonparoleable sentence.

Assistant United States Attorney Timothy Hammer represented the United States.

Topic(s): 
Financial Fraud
Violent Crime
Updated May 25, 2016