Pawhuska man pleads guilty to firearms charge

Staff Writer
Pawhuska Journal-Capital

TULSA — A Pawhuska man has pleaded guilty to a federal firearms charge, the office of U.S. Attorney Trent Shores said in a news release April 12.

Glenville L. Albright, 50, of Pawhuska has pleaded guilty to a charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm, the U.S. Attorney’s office said. Shores’ office included Albright in a list of five defendants.

Shores’ office announced that five “lie and try” defendants had pleaded guilty to violations of federal firearms laws that stemmed from charges filed in February.

The charges were announced by Shores and law enforcement officials from the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives, U.S. Marshal Service, Tulsa Police Department, Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office and Delaware County Sheriff’s Office during a February press conference.

The following defendants were charged with making false statements in connection with the attempted acquisition of a firearm and other firearm offenses: Glenville L. Albright, 50, of Pawhuska; Anthony Dale Brannon, 59, of Grove; Rufus Hicks, Jr., 39, of Tulsa, Christopher Manzanares, 28, of Broken Arrow; and Bradley Wikel, 31, of Jay.

As a result of the ATF investigation, the men pleaded guilty to making false statements in connection with the attempted acquisition of a firearm or to other related federal firearms violations.

The ATF Form 4473, specifically questions potential purchasers about their criminal history, for example, if they’ve been convicted of a felony, domestic abuse, and/or illegal drug use.

All men have pleaded guilty this month to the following firearms violations:

• Albright: Felon in Possession of a Firearm

• Brannon: Felon in Possession of a Firearm

• Hicks: False Statement in Connection With the Attempted Acquisition of a Firearm

• Wikel: False Statement in Connection With the Attempted Acquisition of a Firearm

• Manzanares: Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition While Subject to a Domestic Violence Restraining Order