Local man sentenced on firearms, threats charges | #elderly | #seniors | #execrise
Mar. 30—A Tahlequah man was sentenced to 188 months in prison and three years of supervised release for being a felon in possession of a firearm and threatening to harm a federal official’s family.
An indictment alleged that in January 2020, Hurley Dewayne Pitts, 46, possessed a firearm that had been stripped and transported though interstate commerce.
The charges arose from a probe by the Tahlequah Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The indictment further alleged that Pitts threatened to assault, kidnap, and murder the immediate family members of a Task Force officer for the FBI.
U.S. District Judge Ronald A. White presided over the hearing.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Clay Compton prosecuted the case.