(STL.News) – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Sterling Ross, IV, age 26, was sentenced to 54 months’ imprisonment, and 3 years of supervised release for Felon In Possession Of Firearm, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1) and 924(a)(2). The Indictment alleged that on or about February 3, 2019, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, having been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, knowingly possessed a Glock GMBH, Model 30, .45 ACP caliber semi-automatic pistol which had been shipped and transported in interstate and foreign commerce.
United States Attorney Brian J. Kuester said, “The Department of Justice is committed to working with law enforcement agencies to make the communities they serve safer. We are most effective at having a local impact on violent crime when federal law enforcement agencies have working relationships with the local officers because those officers have a front row seat to see the challenges their communities are facing. This case is a result of those kinds of working relationships.”
The charges arose from an investigation by the Okmulgee Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation Safe Trails Task Force, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The Oklahoma Safe Trails Task Force is comprised of the FBI and nine partner agencies including: Muscogee Creek Nation Lighthorse Police, Okmulgee Police Department, Okmulgee Sheriff’s Office, Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics, District 25 District Attorney’s Investigators, Cherokee Nation Police, Tahlequah Police Department, and Wagoner Police Department. The task force is focused on combating and reducing crime related to tribal jurisdictions across Oklahoma.
The Honorable Ronald A. White, U.S. District Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, presided over the hearing. Assistant United States Attorney Dean Burris represented the United States.