For Immediate Release
Idabel Resident Sentenced to 30 Months for Possession of Firearm, Ammunition
MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Robert L. Lemons, age 33, of Idabel, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 30 months’ imprisonment for Felon In Possession of Firearm & Ammunition, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1), 924(a)(2), and 924(e)(1). The charges arose from an investigation by the Idabel Police Department, the McCurtain County Sheriff’s Office, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
The single-count Indictment to which Lemons previously entered a guilty plea alleged that on or about January 13, 2019, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, Robert L. Lemons, having previously been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, and knowing of said conviction, did knowingly possess in and affecting commerce, a firearm and ammunition which had been shipped and transported in interstate and foreign commerce.
“The investigation in this case began with a report of a person exhibiting suspicious behavior. A citizen doing the right thing led to removing a firearm out of the hands of a convicted felon. If you see something unusual or suspicious, contact law enforcement immediately,” said Acting United States Attorney Christopher J. Wilson.
“Felons and firearms don’t mix, Mr. Lemons now knows this. The streets are safer because of the hard work of all our law enforcement partners,” stated ATF Special Agent in Charge Jeffrey C. Boshek II.
The Honorable Ronald A. White, U.S. District Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, presided over the hearing. The defendant will remain in custody pending transportation to the designated federal facility at which the non-paroleable sentence will be served. Assistant United States Attorney Ben Gifford represented the United States.