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Western District of Oklahoma

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Elk City Man Sentenced to Five Years for Theft and Gun Crimes

Oklahoma City, OklahomaJACOB SHANE McCAIN, 28, of Elk City, Oklahoma, was sentenced on July 27, 2017, to 60 months in prison for transporting stolen property across state lines and being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced Mark A. Yancey, United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma.


On September 6, 2016, McCain pled guilty to two separate crimes: transporting stolen goods across state lines and possessing a firearm as a convicted felon. According to court filings, McCain rented a 2012 skid steer valued at $73,000 from Warren Caterpillar in Oklahoma City in February 2015. A few days later, he sold the skid steer to an individual in Kansas for $10,000. Warren Caterpillar promptly reported the theft to the Oklahoma City Police Department, and the skid steer was recovered and returned. Further investigation determined that McCain had pawned two firearms in the summer of 2015. Because he had two felony convictions out of Beckham County, Oklahoma, he committed a federal felony when he possessed these weapons.


On July 27, 2017, U.S. District Judge Timothy D. DeGiusti sentenced McCain to 60 months in the custody of the Federal Bureau of Prisons. After his prison term, McCain will serve three years on supervised release. McCain was also ordered to pay $258,616 in restitution, based in part on similar crimes he committed.


This case is the result of an investigation by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Major Theft Task Force, which consists of partners from Oklahoma City FBI, OSBI, the Garvin County Sheriff’s Office, and the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food & Forestry. The Tulsa Police Department also provided investigative assistance. Assistant U.S. Attorney Edward J. Kumiega prosecuted the case.



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Updated August 2, 2017