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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 2, 2017

Tahlequah Man Sentenced To 24 Months For Possession Of Destructive Device

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that JACOB AUSTIN DUNCAN, age 26, of Tahlequah, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 24 months imprisonment, and 3 years of supervised release for POSSESSION OF UNREGISTERED FIREARM (DESTRUCTIVE DEVICE), in violation of Title 26, United States Code, Sections 5861(d), 5841 and 5871.

The Indictment alleged that on or about June 12, 2016, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, 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.

The charge 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 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 custody pending transportation to the designated federal facility at which the nonparoleable sentence will be served.

Assistant United States Attorney Dean Burris represented the United States.

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Violent Crime
Updated February 3, 2017