The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced last week that Terry Joseph Dunnavent, age 38, of Sallisaw entered a guilty plea to one count of being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm.
The Indictment alleged that January 3, 2023, Dunnavent was found in possession of a 9mm semi-automatic pistol after having been previously convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment exceeding one year.
The charge arose from an investigation by the Sallisaw Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. According to booking information in Sebastian County, Sullivent was arrested by the Fort Smith Police Department on charges including battery, possession of drug paraphernalia, forgery, and for being a fugitive from justice from another state.
He was sentenced to 48 months in the Arkansas Department of Corrections on September 22 of last year. One day before that sentencing he was placed on an administrative hold by the US Marshal Service for the crimes he pled guilty to last week in Oklahoma.
The Honorable Judge Jason A. Robertson, Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, accepted the plea and ordered the completion of a presentence investigation report.
Dunnavent will remain in the custody of the U.S. Marshal pending sentencing.