PROSTITUTION STING ARREST RESULTS IN NINE-YEAR PRISON SENTENCE FOR NORMAN MAN WITH MULTIPLE FELONY CONVICTIONS FOUND IN POSSESSION OF FIREARM
OKLAHOMA CITY – Earlier this week, EUGENE DESHON HALL, 41, of Norman, was sentenced to serve more than nine years in federal prison for illegal possession of a firearm after previously being convicted of a felony, announced U.S. Attorney Robert J. Troester.
On October 19, 2021, a federal grand jury returned a two-count Superseding Indictment that alleged illegal possession of a firearm and witness tampering. Federal law prohibits a person who has previously been convicted of felony from possessing a firearm or ammunition. On January 9, 2022, Hall plead guilty to illegal possession of a firearm.
Public records reflect that, on April 6, 2021, Oklahoma City Police Department Vice Unit officers conducted a prostitution sting operation at a motel. The operation resulted in the arrest of a sex worker. Prior to the arrest, the sex worker called Hall to assist with removing the undercover police officer from the motel room. When Hall arrived, he was armed with a revolver and admitted to officers he possessed the firearm. Before April 6, 2021, Hall had been convicted of multiple felonies in Oklahoma, including possession of a controlled substance in McCurtain County case CF-2002-174, domestic abuse in McCurtain County case CF-2004-170, possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute in McCurtain County case CF-2007-299, obstructing an officer and felony driving under the influence in McCurtain County case 2010-42, and possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute a controlled substance in McClain County case CF-2012-458.
On July 14, 2022, U.S. Chief District Judge Timothy D. DeGiusti sentenced Hall to serve 110 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release. In support of this sentence, Judge DeGiusti cited Hall’s lengthy criminal history.
This case is the result of investigations by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Oklahoma City Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Mary E. Walters and David R. Nichols, Jr. prosecuted the case.
This case is part of “Operation 922,” the Western District of Oklahoma’s local implementation of the national Project Safe Neighborhoods and Project Guardian initiatives to reduce gun violence and enforce federal firearms laws. “Operation 922” prioritizes prosecution of federal gun crimes connected to domestic violence.
Reference is made to public filings for more information.