For Immediate Release
Former Collegiate Wrestler Sentenced to Serve 36 Months in Federal Prison for Firearm Offense
OKLAHOMA CITY – Yesterday, GUY WESLEY WHITE, 53, of Edmond, was sentenced to serve 36 months in federal prison for possessing a firearm after being convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Robert J. Troester.
Public record reflects that in January 2020, law enforcement were investigating a domestic violence incident involving White and his juvenile daughter. During the investigation, law enforcement learned White possessed a firearm during the domestic violence incident in which he physically assaulted his daughter. In October 2020, a federal grand jury returned a one-count Indictment against White for possession of a firearm after a previous conviction for a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence. Federal law prohibits a person who has previously been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence from possessing a firearm. On December 9, 2020, White pled guilty to the Indictment.
Yesterday, Chief U.S. District Judge Timothy D. DeGiusti sentenced White to serve 36 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release. Chief Judge DeGiusti also ordered White to pay a fine of $6,697.00. Judge DiGiusti ordered White’s sentence to run consecutively to White’s related five-year sentence for child abuse in Oklahoma County Case CF-2020-570. Evidence presented at sentencing indicated White was a former elite collegiate wrestler in Oklahoma. In imposing the sentence, the Court specifically noted White’s abuse of his daughter and his history of domestic violence.
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.
This case is part of "Operation 922," the Western District of Oklahoma’s implementation of Project Safe Neighborhood, the Department of Justice’s signature initiative to reduce gun violence and enforce federal firearms laws. "Operation 922" prioritizes prosecution of federal crimes connected to domestic violence.
Reference is made to court filings for further information.