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Burglary Investigation Leads to Two Sentences of More Than Eight Years Each for Possession of Firearms and Ammunition

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

OKLAHOMA CITY – JAROD BEACH BROOK, 37, and AARON TRACY COLLINS, 40, have been sentenced to 120 and 100 months respectively in federal prison for possessing ammunition and firearms after a felony conviction, announced Timothy J. Downing, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma.

On September 18, 2018, a grand jury indicted both men for possessing both a pistol and a revolver in May 2018.  The indictment also charged Brook with the illegal possession of ammunition.  According to court filings, Brook was involved in a May 2018 burglary of a residence in Oklahoma City, in which eight firearms were stolen.  Brook and another burglar brought the firearms to Collins, who provided money and drugs in exchange for the firearms.  On May 21, 2018, after further investigation, the Oklahoma City Police Department executed a search warrant at Collins’s residence in southeast Oklahoma City, found two of the firearms stolen from the residence, and arrested Collins.  Two days later, officers arrested Brook at an apartment building in northwest Oklahoma City after he attempted to flee by jumping out of a window and onto a roof.  A U-Haul truck parked near the apartment building and associated with Brook contained a box for a pistol and ammunition.

Both men have been in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service since November 2018.

Collins pleaded guilty on January 30, 2019, to being a felon in possession of firearms.  On May 31, U.S. District Judge David L. Russell sentenced him to 100 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release.  On April 9, 2019, Brook pleaded guilty to possessing ammunition after a felony conviction.  Today, Judge Russell sentenced him to 120 months—ten years—in prison, followed by three years of supervised release.  The court took into account in both sentencings that Brook and Collins have prior state convictions for being felons in possession of firearms.

Prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Nicholas J. Patterson, Edward J. Kumiega, Steven Creager, and Tom Snyder, this case is the result of an investigation by the Oklahoma City Police Department and U.S. Homeland Security Investigations.  It is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods, the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts.  Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions.  As part of this strategy, PSN focuses on the most violent offenders and partners with local prevention and re-entry programs for lasting reductions in crime.  For more information, visit

Reference is made to public filings for further information.

Updated July 26, 2019

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