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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Eastern District of Oklahoma

For Immediate Release

Friday, March 1, 2024
Christopher J. Wilson
, United States Attorney

Memphis Residents Sentenced For Conspiracy To Commit Federal Firearm Offenses

MUSKOGEE, Okla. — The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Jemarcus Maquel Williams, 32, and Anfernee Deshon Sherrod, 30, both of Memphis, Tennessee, were each sentenced to 60 months in prison for conspiring to violate federal firearms offenses, including unlawful possession of a silencer and unlawful possession of non-serialized firearm.

The charges arose from investigations by the Sequoyah County Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).

On June 1, 2023, Williams, Sherrod and Andria Victoria Dowdy each entered guilty pleas to one count of Conspiracy to violate federal firearms offenses. According to investigators, the trio conspired to obtain firearms in the State of Oklahoma. On Dec. 29, 2021, Sequoyah County Sheriff’s deputies initiated a traffic stop of Williams and Sherrod on I-40 in Sequoyah County. Law enforcement ultimately discovered Williams and Sherrod in possession of six firearms with large capacity magazines and an unserialized silencer. At the time of the possession, Sherrod had been convicted of a crime punishable by a term of imprisonment exceeding one year.

Sentencing for co-Conspirator Dowdy is currently set for March 12.

The Honorable Keith Starrett, U.S. District Judge in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi, sitting by assignment, presided over the hearings in Muskogee. Williams and Sherrod were remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal pending transportation to a designated U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility to serve their non-paroleable sentences of incarceration.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Edith Singer represented the U.S.


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