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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Felon Sentenced To Five Years in Prison For Possessing A Firearm

TULSA, Okla.—Ray Allen Cook, 31, was sentenced to 60 months in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced Danny C. Williams Sr., United States Attorney for the Northern District of Oklahoma. United States District Chief Judge Gregory K. Frizzell also sentenced Cook to three years of supervised release following his prison sentence.

On September 13, 2014, Tulsa Police officers attempted to stop Cook for a traffic violation. Cook refused to stop and led the police on a high-speed chase. Eventually, Cook crashed into a parked vehicle, but not before he threw a .22 caliber pistol out the window. Cook then fled on foot; however, Tulsa police officers quickly apprehended him and recovered the firearm. Cook is a multiple-convicted felon, with several violent felonies on his record.

This case was investigated by the Tulsa Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Assistant United States Attorneys Neal C. Hong and Jan S. Reincke prosecuted the case.

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Updated July 20, 2015