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Vian Man Sentenced To 17 Months For Possession Of Firearm, Ammunition

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 Kyle Reece Major, age 33, of Vian, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 17 months imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release for Felon In Possession Of Firearm & Ammunition, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1) and 924(a)(2).

The Indictment alleged that on or about December 29, 2014, 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 and ammunition which had been shipped and transported in interstate commerce.

United States Attorney Brian J. Kuester said, “This office is committed to working with our federal, state, local and tribal partners to protect the public from violent offenders. Enforcement of the federal laws that prohibit convicted felons from possession of firearms is one way that we are able to protect the public. I am thankful for the work of the Sequoyah County Sheriff’s Office, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, and members of the United States Attorney’s Office, for their work on this case and their commitment to public safety.”

The Honorable Ronald A. White, U.S. 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 Edward Snow represented the United States.

Updated November 20, 2017

Violent Crime
Firearms Offenses