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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, May 8, 2017

Valiant Man Pleads Guilty To Possession Of Stolen Firearm

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that AARON PAUL VICTORY, age 38, of Valiant, Oklahoma, pled guilty to FELON IN POSSESSION OF FIREARM, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1) and 924(a)(2), punishable by not more than 10 years imprisonment and up to a $250,000.00 fine or both; and to POSSESSION OF STOLEN FIREARM, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(j) and 924(a)(2), punishable by not more than 10 years imprisonment and up to a $250,000.00 fine or both.

The Indictment alleged that on or about December 28, 2016, 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, a firearm which had been shipped and transported in interstate commerce.

The Indictment further alleged that on or about December 28, 2016, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, did knowingly possess a stolen firearm which had been shipped and transported in interstate commerce either before or after being stolen, with the defendant knowing or having reasonable cause to believe that the firearm was stolen.

The charges arose from an investigation by the Choctaw County Sherriff’s Office, the Pushmataha County Sherriff’s Office, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The Honorable Steven P. Shreder, U.S. Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, accepted the plea and ordered the completion of a presentence investigation report.

Assistant United States Attorney Dean Burris represented the United States.

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Violent Crime
Updated May 9, 2017