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Domestic Abuse Call Results in Six-Year Prison Sentence for Oklahoma City Man Found in Illegal Possession of Ammunition After Previous Felony Convictions

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

OKLAHOMA CITY – Yesterday, CARL RAMON BROWN, II, 46, of Oklahoma City, was sentenced to serve six years in federal prison for illegal possession of ammunition after previously being convicted of a felony, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Robert J. Troester.

On March 2, 2021, a federal grand jury returned a one-count Indictment that charged Brown with illegal possession of ammunition.   Federal law prohibits a person who has previously been convicted of felony from possessing a firearm or ammunition.  On March 31, 2021, Brown pleaded guilty to the Indictment.  

Public records reflect that, on February 22, 2020, Oklahoma City Police officers responded to a priority domestic call involving Brown.  Upon arriving at the scene, the officers discovered Brown was in possession of a firearm and threatened to shoot his girlfriend.  These threats were made in the presence of his girlfriend’s mother and minor children.  Officers located Brown nearby.  Brown admitted to officers that he gave his firearm to a third party prior to their arrival.  Officers located nine rounds of ammunition on his person, leading to Brown’s arrest.  Before possessing the ammunition, Brown had been convicted of multiple felonies in Oklahoma County, including armed robbery, assault and battery on a police officer, and carrying a firearm during parole. 

On August 16, 2021, U.S. District Judge Bernard M. Jones sentenced Brown to serve 72 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release.  In support of this sentence, Judge Jones cited the nature of the crime and Brown’s previous criminal history.

This case is the result of investigations by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Oklahoma City Police Department.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Mary E. Walters prosecuted the case.

This case is part of "Operation 922," the Western District of Oklahoma’s local implementation of the national Project Safe Neighborhoods initiative to reduce gun violence and enforce federal firearms laws.  "Operation 922" prioritizes prosecution of federal gun crimes connected to domestic violence.

Reference is made to public filings for more information.

Updated August 18, 2021

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