Tahlequah Man Pleads Guilty To Possession Of Unregistered Destructive Device
MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced today that JACOB AUSTIN DUNCAN, age 26, of Tahlequah, Oklahoma, pled guilty to POSSESSION OF UNREGISTERED FIREARM (DESTRUCTIVE DEVICE), in violation of Title 26, United States Code, Sections 5861(d), 5841 and 5871, punishable by not more than 10 years imprisonment, up to a $10,000 fine or both.
The Indictment alleged that on or about June 12, 2016, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, JACOB AUSTIN DUNCAN, did knowingly possess a destructive device, which is a firearm, as defined in Title 26, United States Code, Section 5845, not registered to him in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record.
Charges arose from an investigation by the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, the Oklahoma High Patrol, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
The Honorable Steven P. Shreder, Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, accepted the guilty plea and ordered the completion of a presentence report. Sentencing will be scheduled following its completion. The defendant will remain in the custody of the United States Marshal Service pending sentencing.
Assistant United States Attorney Dean Burris represented the United States.