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Tahlequah Man Sentenced To 120 Months For Possession Of Stolen Firearm

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Oklahoma

Muskogee, Oklahoma - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced today that JUSTIN JAMES WALKER, age 28, of Tahlequah, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 120 months imprisonment, followed by 3 years of supervised release Possession of Stolen Firearm, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 922(j).

Charges arose from an investigation by the Tahlequah Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The defendant was indicted in January, 2013 and pled guilty in October, 2013.

The Indictment alleged that on or about August 25, 2012, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant did receive, conceal, store, barter, sell or dispose of a stolen firearm, to wit: Mossberg, Mode1500ATP, 12 Gauge Shotgun, bearing serial number Jl50578, which had been shipped or transported in interstate or foreign commerce, either before or after it was stolen, knowing or having reasonable cause to believe said firearm had been stolen.

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 Marshal Service pending transportation to the designated federal prison at which he will serve his nonparolable sentence.

Assistant United States Attorney Kyle Waters represented the United States.

Updated March 12, 2015