The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced that Joe William Cooper, age 59, of Konawa, Oklahoma pled guilty to Felon In Possession Of Firearm, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1) and 924(a)(2), punishable by not more than 10 years imprisonment, and up to a $250,000.00 fine or both.

               

The Indictment alleged that on or about May 29, 2017, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, Joe William Cooper, having been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, did knowingly possess in and affecting commerce, a firearm which had been shipped and transported in interstate commerce.

The charge arose from an investigation by the Pontotoc County Sheriff’s Office, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

The Honorable Kimberly E. West, U.S. Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, accepted the plea and ordered the completion of a presentence investigation report. The defendant will remain in custody pending a sentencing hearing.

Assistant United States Attorney Dean Burris represented the United States.