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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Friday, November 3, 2023
Christopher J. Wilson
, United States Attorney

Tahlequah Resident Pleads Guilty to Federal Firearm Offense

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Cory Donnell Bryant, age 36, of Tahlequah, Oklahoma, pleaded guilty to one count of felon in possession of a firearm.

The Indictment alleged that on September 7, 2022, Bryant was in possession of a Mossberg, 12-gauge shotgun, which had been shipped and transported in interstate commerce, after having been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year and knew of such conviction.

During the plea hearing, Bryant admitted to possessing the shotgun despite knowing he was prohibited from possessing firearms as a convicted felon.

The charges arose from an investigation by the by the Cherokee County Sherriff’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

The Honorable Jason A. Robertson, U.S. Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, accepted the plea and ordered the completion of a presentence investigation report. Bryant will remain in the custody of the U.S. Marshal pending sentencing.

Special Assistant United States Attorney Genevieve Ozark and Assistant United States Attorney Edith Singer represented the United States.

Dallas Field Division