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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Eastern District of Oklahoma
Christopher J. Wilson, United States Attorney
For Immediate Release
Monday, December 18, 2023

Holdenville Resident Sentenced for Federal Firearms Crime

MUSKOGEE, Okla. — The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Kotah Ray Armstrong, 30, of Holdenville, was sentenced to 12 months in prison for one count of felon in possession of a firearm.

The charge arose from an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Oklahoma Department of Corrections Office of Probation and Parole.

On Nov. 10, 2022, Armstrong pleaded guilty to one count of felon in possession of a firearm. On April 7, 2022, during a home visitation by Oklahoma DOC Probation and Parole officers, Armstrong was discovered to be in possession of a 12-gauge pump action shotgun. Armstrong admitted to possessing the shotgun despite knowing he was prohibited from possessing firearms as a convicted felon.

The Honorable Ronald A. White, Chief Judge in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, presided over the hearings in Muskogee. Armstrong will remain in custody of the U.S. Marshals, pending transportation to a designated U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility to serve a non-parolable sentence of incarceration.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Joshua Satter represented the United States.


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