For Immediate Release
Felon Who Fled Police Sentenced for Possessing a Firearm, Ammunition and Stolen Vehicles
A Tulsa man was sentenced Thursday in federal court to more than nine years in prison after being found with a firearm, ammunition and two stolen vehicles, announced U.S. Attorney Clint Johnson.
Chief U.S. District Judge John F. Heil III sentenced Corey Keith Gregory Jr., 43, to 115 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release.
“All too often felons who illegally possess firearms continue their criminal behavior and threaten public safety,” said U.S. Attorney Clint Johnson. “My office and our law enforcement partners will continue to work side by side to hold individuals like Corey Gregory accountable for the harm they cause to communities across Oklahoma.”
Gregory pleaded guilty on Jan. 12, 2022, to felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, two counts of receipt of stolen property in Indian Country, and felon in possession of ammunition.
According to court documents, on February 14, 2020, Gregory was driving a stolen Chevrolet Silverado when Tulsa police officers pulled him over. Gregory was found to have ammunition in his pocket and a Ruger .357 revolver inside the stolen truck. Additionally, on April 29, 2020, Gregory was driving a stolen Chevrolet Tahoe when officers attempted to pull him over. Gregory fled from officers and crashed the Tahoe. When officers searched the vehicle, they located a loaded magazine.
Federal law prohibits Gregory from possessing firearms and ammunition because he is a felon and has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Tulsa Police Department conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Christopher J. Nassar and Jessica L. Wright prosecuted the case.