The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Muskogee announced Thursday that Samuel Jason Nutt, 50, of Sallisaw pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm.
The crime is punishable by not more than 10 years imprisonment, up to a $250,000 fine, or both. However, should the court determine he is an armed career criminal, he will be sentenced to not less than 15 years imprisonment, up to a $250,000 fine, or both.
The Indictment alleged that on Dec. 29 Nutt, having been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, possessed one Chinese, Model 54-1, 7.62 x 25mm caliber pistol, which had been shipped and transported in interstate commerce.
The charges arose from an investigation by the Sallisaw Police Department, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
U.S. Judge Steven P. Shreder accepted the plea and ordered the completion of a presentence investigation report. Assistant U.S. Attorney Dean Burris represented the United States.
Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director
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