For Immediate Release
Illegal Firearm Possession Lands Oklahoma City Man in Federal Prison for Two Decades
OKLAHOMA CITY – Yesterday, Michael Andre Campbell, 62, of Oklahoma City, was sentenced to serve 240 months in federal prison for illegally possessing a firearm after a previous felony conviction, announced U. S. Attorney Robert J. Troester.
On Aug. 2, 2022, a federal grand jury returned a superseding indictment against Campbell, charging him with being a felon in possession of a firearm on or about July 1, 2021.
In June 2023, Campbell was tried by a federal jury and found guilty. Evidence presented at trial indicated that on July 1, 2021, an individual called law enforcement to report a larceny in progress at their home. Oklahoma City Police Department officers arrived and encountered Campbell, who had a loaded handgun in his waistband.
At the sentencing hearing yesterday, U. S. District Judge Joe Heaton sentenced Campbell to serve 240 months in federal prison. In announcing the sentence, Judge Heaton noted the circumstances of the offense and Campbell’s criminal history, which includes an extensive history of robberies.
According to public records, Campbell’s felony convictions include:
- Robbery by force in Tulsa County District Court, case number CF-1987-1657.
- Robbery with a firearm in Tulsa County District Court, case number CF-1987-1662.
- Robbery with a firearm or imitation firearm in Tulsa County District Court, case number CF-1992-3411.
- Robbery with a dangerous weapon in Oklahoma County District Court, case number CF-2004-1734.
- Trafficking in a controlled dangerous substance in Oklahoma County District Court, case number CF-2004-1850.
- Two counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon in Oklahoma County District Court, case number CF-2004-3266.
This case is the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Oklahoma City Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Daniel Gridley, Allison B. Christian and Jason M. Harley prosecuted the case.
This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods, a Department of Justice program to reduce violent crime. In October 2017, the Department announced the reinvigoration of Project Safe Neighborhoods and directed U.S. Attorney’s Offices to develop crime-reduction strategies that incorporate lessons federal law enforcement has learned since the program’s launch in 2001.
Reference is made to public record for more information.