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Illegal Firearm Possession by Convicted Felon Lands Oklahoma City Man in Federal Prison for Eight Years

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

OKLAHOMA CITY – DONALD EDWARD HILL, JR., 24, of Oklahoma City, has been sentenced to serve 96 months in federal prison for illegally possessing a firearm after a previous felony conviction, announced U.S. Attorney Robert J. Troester.

On August 9, 2023, Hill was charged by Information with being a felon in possession of a firearm. According to an affidavit in a previously filed criminal complaint, in March 2023, an arrest warrant was issued for Hill in Oklahoma County District Court related to a shooting incident. When law enforcement executed a search warrant at the Edmond apartment where Hill was arrested, they located a pistol in a pair of Hill’s pants.

According to public record, Hill has multiple prior felony convictions, including assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, discharging a firearm into a dwelling, and possession of a firearm after juvenile adjudication, all in Oklahoma County District Court case number CF-2017-6085; placing bodily fluids upon a government employee in Oklahoma County District Court case number CF-2018-1014; and possession of a firearm after juvenile adjudication in Oklahoma County District Court case number CF-2019-543.

On September 11, 2023, Hill pleaded guilty, and admitted he possessed the firearm, despite knowing he was prohibited from doing so because of his felony convictions.

At the sentencing hearing on June 18, 2024, U.S. District Judge Jodi W. Dishman sentenced Hill to serve 96 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release. In announcing the sentence, the Court noted Hill’s extensive criminal history and his lack of respect for the law, as well as the need to protect the public from further crimes committed by the defendant.

This case is the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Oklahoma City Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Danielle M. Connolly prosecuted the case.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. For more information about PSN, please visit and

Reference is made to public filings for additional information.

Updated June 21, 2024

Firearms Offenses