It took one day in federal court for an Okmulgee man to be found guilty of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.
A federal jury returned the guilty verdict against Kent Matthew Stapp Monday.
Stapp, 40, was arrested Feb. 11 when Okmulgee police stopped him for a traffic violation. They subsequently learned he had several outstanding arrest warrants. When the officers tried to place him in custody, Stapp tried to get away but he was captured. Body camera footage of the arrest showed Stapp, a convicted felon, to be in possession of a firearm and ammunition.
Because he is a member of a federally recognized Indian tribe and the crime occurred in Okmulgee County, within the boundaries of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Reservation, the case was held in federal court in Muskogee.
A presentence investigation will be held before his sentence is handed down. He is currently in federal custody.