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Serial Ammunition Thief Sentenced to Serve in Federal Prison

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

OKLAHOMA CITY – Today, MICHAEL LEE OLIVER, 33, of Lawton, was sentenced to serve nine months in federal prison for illegally possessing ammunition after having been previously convicted of a felony crime stemming from his serial theft of ammunition from local retail stores, announced U.S. Attorney Timothy J. Downing.

On March 17, 2020, Oliver was arrested for stealing 16 boxes of ammunition, or more than 700 rounds of ammunition, from a local sporting goods store.  On August 5, 2020, Oliver pled guilty to shoplifting ammunition multiple times a week from various sporting goods locations.

Today, Senior U.S. District Judge Robin J. Cauthron sentenced Oliver to serve nine months in federal prison for illegal possession of ammunition after a prior felony conviction. Judge Cauthron also imposed a three year term of supervised release following Oliver’s release from prison.

This case is the result of investigations by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Edmond Police Department.  Assistant United States Attorney Wilson D. McGarry prosecuted the case.

Reference is made to public filings for more information. To download a photo of U.S. Attorney Downing, click here.

Updated November 24, 2020