MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Kelly Ray Potter Jr., age 41, of McAlester, Oklahoma pled guilty to Possessing Contraband In Prison, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1791(a)(2), 1791(b)(3) and 1791(d)(1)(B), punishable by not more than 5 years imprisonment, up to a $250,000.00 fine, or both.
The Indictment alleged that on or about October 24, 2017, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the Defendant, Kelly Ray Potter Jr., an inmate of a prison, did knowingly possess a prohibited object, to-wit: a knife-like object approximately ten (10) inches in length made from plexiglass material wrapped with a blue cloth as a handle, designed and intended to be used as a weapon.
The charge arose from an investigation by the U.S. Marshals Service.
The Honorable Kimberly E. West, U.S. Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, accepted the plea and ordered the completion of a presentence investigation report.
Assistant United States Attorney Timothy Hammer represented the United States.