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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 22, 2018

Wilburton Man Pleads Guilty To Firearm Possession

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Keith Ray Morgan, age 34, of Wilburton, 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, up to a $250,000.00 fine, or both.
               
The Indictment alleged that on or about August 9, 2017, 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, to wit: One (1) New England Firearms, Pardner Model, 12-guage shotgun, serial number NS356513, which had been shipped and transported in interstate commerce. 

The charges arose from an investigation by the Latimer County Sherriff’s Office, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the District 16 Drug Task Force, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. 

The Honorable Kimberly E. West, 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 March 1, 2018