Thursday, March 23, 2017

Felon Sentenced in U.S. Court

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Muskogee announced Tuesday that Griffin Michael Skyler Taylor, 31, of Grand Terrace, Calif., was sentenced to 37 months imprisonment, and three years of supervised release for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

The charges arose from an investigation by the Sallisaw Police Department, the Fort Smith Police Department, and the U.S. Secret Service.

The Information alleged that on April 14, 2016, the defendant, having been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, did knowingly possess a firearm that had been shipped and transported in interstate commerce. 

The Information further alleged that the defendant, knowingly possessed, without lawful authority, a means of identification of another person.

District Judge Ronald A. White in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma in Muskogee presided over the hearing. The defendant will remain in custody pending transportation to a federal facility at which time the nonparoleable sentence will be served.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Dean Burris represented the United States.

Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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