For Immediate Release
McCurtain County Resident Sentenced for Federal Firearm Crime
MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Dalton Elzie Hunter, age 29, of McCurtain, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 37 months in prison for Felon in Possession of a Firearm.
The charges arose from investigations by the Haskell County Sheriff’s Office, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
On April 13, 2022, Hunter pleaded guilty to one count of Felon in Possession of a Firearm. According to investigators, on October 26, 2021, Haskell County Sheriff’s Office deputies conducted a traffic stop on Hunter. During the stop, deputies discovered Hunter in possession of four firearms and determined he was a convicted felon.
The Honorable Ronald A. White, Chief Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, presided over the hearings in Muskogee. Hunter will remain in custody of the U.S. Marshal pending transportation to a designated United States Bureau of Prisons facility to serve a non-paroleable sentence of incarceration.