Muskogee Man Found Guilty of Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm
|U.S. Attorney’s Office August 27, 2012|
MUSKOGEE, OK—The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced today that Michael Darrell Mayberry, age 19, of Muskogee, Oklahoma, was found guilty by a federal jury for being a felon in possession of a firearm, in violation of Title 18 United States Code, Section 922(g)(1).
Charges arose from an investigation by the Muskogee Police Department; the District 15 District Attorney’s Office; Muskogee County Sheriff’s Department; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; the Federal Bureau of Investigation; and the Gang Task Force Initiative. The defendant was indicted in June 2012.
The evidence presented at trial proved that on or about February 22, 2012, in Muskogee, Oklahoma, the defendant, having been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, knowingly possessed in and affecting commerce, the following firearm; one Smith and Wesson .40 Caliber semi-automatic pistol, which had been shipped and transported in interstate commerce.
The Honorable James H. Payne, chief judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, presided over the trial. The defendant will remain in the custody of the United States Marshals Service pending sentencing.
The statutory range of punishment is not more than 10 years’ imprisonment and/or up to $250,000 in fines.
Assistant United States Attorney Edward Snow represented the United States.