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Sanders pleads guilty to federal firearm charge

Friday, November 3, 2023 - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Bobby Laymone Sanders, 63, of Sallisaw, entered a guilty plea to Felon in Possession of Firearm and Ammunition.

The Indictment alleged that on April 13, 2023, Sanders was in possession of an Iberia Firearms Inc. (Hi-Point), Model JCP, .40 S&W caliber, semi-automatic pistol and two rounds of ammunition, which had been shipped and transported in interstate commerce, despite knowing he was prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition as a convicted felon. At the time of the offense, Sanders had been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year and knew of such conviction.

The charge arose from an investigation by the Cherokee Nation Marshal Service and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Sanders will remain in the custody of the U.S. Marshal pending sentencing.

KXMX Staff Writer

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