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

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Tahlequah Man Pleads Guilty To Firearm Possession

Muskogee, Oklahoma - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced that CHUCK ALLEN EASTHAM, age 41, of Tahlequah, Oklahoma, pled guilty to Felon in Possession of a Firearm, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 922(g)(1).

The charge is a result from an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The defendant was indicted in March, 2014.

The Indictment alleged that on or about October 24, 2013, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, having been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, did knowingly possess in and affecting commerce, one Marlin (Glenfield) Model 30A, 30-30 Caliber lever action rifle, which had been shipped and transported in interstate commerce.

The Honorable Kimberly E. West, Magistrate 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 Marshal Service pending sentencing.

The statutory range of punishment is not more than 10 years imprisonment, and/or up to a $250,000.00 fine.

Assistant United States Attorney Kyle Waters represented the United States.

Updated March 12, 2015