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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Wilburton Man Sentenced To 37 Months For 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, was sentenced to 37 months imprisonment and 3 years supervised release for Felon In Possession Of Firearm, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1) and 924(a)(2). The charge arose from an investigation by the Latimer County Sherriff’s Office, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the District 16 District Attorney’s Drug Task Force, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

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. 

“Public safety is a priority for local, state, tribal and federal law enforcement agencies. When law enforcement agencies work together toward the common goal of protecting the public, as they did in this investigation, the result is a safer community,” said United States Attorney Brian J. Kuester. “I commend the agencies involved in this investigation for their strong working relationships and open communication with each other.”

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. Assistant United States Attorney Dean Burris represented the United States. The defendant will remain in custody pending transportation to the designated federal facility at which the non-paroleable sentence will be served.

Updated June 13, 2018