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Former Bixby Gun Store Owner Sentenced in Federal Court

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

U.S. District Judge Gregory K. Frizzell, sentenced Jeffery David Sutton, 55, to 157 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release. In Oct. 2022, Sutton was convicted by a federal jury for carrying, using, brandishing, and discharging a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence and assault with dangerous weapon with intent to do bodily harm in Indian Country. Judge Frizzell further ordered Sutton to pay $5,000 in restitution.

In Dec. 2021, Sutton got into an argument with his girlfriend, whom he told to move out of his house. The girlfriend moved her things out the next day and was waiting for a ride to pick her up. Sutton changed his mind, returned home and the parties argued in the front yard. Sutton then went to his truck, pulled a handgun and started shooting at his girlfriend.

He fired at least eight times toward her. Multiple bullets hit the doorway she was standing in, and one hit her in the chest. While Sutton was shooting at her, he stated he was going to kill her, as well as her family.

Tulsa County Sheriff’s Department was the first to respond to the scene and found Sutton in the front lawn, with an empty firearm and he was taken into custody. Law enforcement personnel applied pressure to the victim’s wound. She was transported to the hospital, treated, and later released from the hospital.

Court records show that Sutton was the owner of a Bixby gun store and trained in handling firearms. He will remain in custody pending transfer to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility.

The FBI, Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office and Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Steven J. Briden and Kristin F. Harrington prosecuted the case.


Public Affairs

Updated December 1, 2023