For Immediate Release
Oklahoma Convicted Felon Sentenced for Possessing Firearm
MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Edward Douglas Jacome, age 31, of Henryetta, Oklahoma was sentenced to 46 months’ imprisonment, and 3 years of supervised release for Felon In Possession Of Firearm And Ammunition, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1) and 924(a)(2). The charges arose from an investigation by the Okmulgee County Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives as part of the Project Safe Neighborhoods (“PSN”) effort in the Eastern District of Oklahoma to reduce violent crime. PSN is an initiative led and coordinated by the United States Attorney’s Office.
The Indictment alleged that on December 2, 2019, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, who had been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, and knowing of said conviction, knowingly possessed a firearm and ammunition which had been shipped and transported in interstate commerce.
United States Attorney Brian J. Kuester said, “This investigation, prosecution, and sentence is a result of working relationships between federal, state, and local agencies. These relationships are enhanced as a result of a Project Safe Neighborhood grant awarded by the Department of Justice to Oklahoma’s District Attorney District 25. The grant funds a District 25 Assistant District Attorney to concurrently serve as a Special Assistant United States Attorney. The collaboration between our offices compliments the well-established partnerships between federal and local law enforcement agencies like this combined effort by the ATF and the Okmulgee County Sheriff’s Office.”
“I echo the statement of United States Attorney Kuester,” stated ATF Special Agent in Charge Jeffrey C. Boshek II. “The Project Safe Neighborhoods initiative enhances agency partnerships. Options in pursuing legal action with the most appropriate sanctions, like the federal prosecution of Mr. Jacome, has a direct impact on community safety.”
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. Assistant United States Attorney Clay Compton represented the United States at the sentencing hearing.
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