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Bartlesville Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Discharging a Firearm at a Man who Was Fleeing from Him

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Oklahoma

A Bartlesville man who shot a firearm at a victim during a crime of violence was sentenced in federal court Wednesday, announced U.S. Attorney Clint Johnson.

U.S. District Judge Claire V. Eagan sentenced David Edward Sayre, II, 29, to 120 months in federal prison followed by 5 years of supervised release.

Sayre pleaded guilty to the charge of Carrying, Using, Brandishing, and Discharging a Firearm During and in Relation to a Crime of Violence. In his plea agreement, Sayre admitted to possessing a firearm and discharging it at the victim, with the intent to cause bodily harm. 

On May 25, 2020, Sayre asked the victim for a ride. He then pointed a gun at the victim, took control the vehicle, drove to a Bartlesville residence and forced the victim inside. Shortly after, the victim was able to run from the home. Sayre shot at the victim multiple times as he fled.

The FBI and Bartlesville Police Department are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric O. Johnston prosecuted the case.


Public Affairs

Updated July 8, 2022

Violent Crime
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