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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Western District of Oklahoma

For Immediate Release

November 7, 2012

Sanford C. Coats, United States Attorney

Contact: Bob Troester

Elk City Felon Sentenced to Serve Over Nine and a Half Years in Prison for Stealing 25 Firearms from Gun Dealer

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – Earlier this week, CLAYTON JOHN SHINN, 22, from Elk City, Oklahoma, was sentenced by United States District Judge Stephen Friot to serve 115 months in federal prison for stealing 25 firearms from a licensed gun dealer, announced Sanford C. Coats, United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma.

According to court records, on September 6, 2011, Shinn, a prior convicted felon, stole 25 firearms from Stout & Son Pawn in Elk City, Oklahoma. Shinn was indicted on January 17, 2012, and pled guilty on July 3, 2012, to three counts: (1) theft of the 25 firearms from a licensed firearms dealer, (2) unlawful possession of 25 stolen firearms, and (3) being a prior convicted felon unlawfully in possession of the 25 firearms. At the sentencing hearing earlier this week, Judge Friot ordered Shinn to serve 3 years of supervised release after serving his 115-month prison term. Judge Friot also ordered him to pay $12,234.16 in restitution.

These charges are the result of an investigation conducted by the Elk City Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Travis Smith.