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May 9, 2013

Woodward man faces firearms charges

ENID, Okla. — A Woodward man is facing federal charges related to his possession of two firearms.

Timmy Dean Eike, 19, was indicted by a federal grand jury Tuesday in Oklahoma City.

He faces two counts of making false statements with respect to purchase of a firearm from a licensed dealer and one count of illegal possession of firearms by a prohibited person.

He faces no more than 10 years in federal prison on each count, as well as a $250,000 fine and supervised release. He is being held in Grady County Jail. The charges stem from July 2012 firearms purchases Eike made, according to the indictment released by U.S Attorney Sanford C. Coats, who represents the Western District of Oklahoma.

On July 5, 2012, Eike purchased a Remington Model 870 20-gauge shotgun from Butch’s Guns, of Woodward, according to the indictment. The indictment alleges Eike “made a false and fictitious written statement” that “falsely represented he had never been adjudicated mentally defective and been committed to a mental institution.”

 The second count alleges the same thing on July 9, 2012, when Eike ought an Einfield Model 1917 30.06-caliber rifle from Butch’s Guns, according to the indictment.

The possession charge alleges Eike had “been adjudicated a mental defective and who has been committed to a mental institution” knowingly possessed the guns, along with 97 rounds of 20-gauge shotgun ammunition and 169 rounds of Remington 30.06 ammunition.

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