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Tahlequah Man Sentenced To 60 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 that RAYMOND WAYNE HOOD, age 22, of Tahlequah, Oklahoma was sentenced to 60 months imprisonment, followed by 3 years of supervised release for Possession of a Stolen Firearm, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 922(j).

The charge is a result of an investigation by the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives.  The defendant was indicted in September, 2014 and pled guilty to an Information in December, 2014.

The Information alleged that on or about November 26, 2012, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant did knowingly possess and sell a stolen firearm, which had been shipped and transported in interstate commerce, knowing and having reasonable cause to believe the firearm was 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 facility at which he will serve his nonparolable sentence.

Assistant United States Attorney Shannon Henson represented the United States.

Updated May 15, 2015