An Ardmore resident, Jeffrey Lee Savage, 41, was arrested Wednesday on a felony charge of possession of a firearm.
Assistant District Attorney Melissa Handke filed the charges after a report was filed by Healdton Police Chief Jon Sumner and officer Erik Fox. The court documents allege that Savage was knowingly in possession of two semi automatic hand guns, which were located in a bedroom closet inside his residence. Savage was previously convicted of a felony charge of knowingly concealing stolen property in Oklahoma County in July 2016 and several other previous felonies including aggravated attempting to elude a police officer, concealing stolen property, possession of CDS, unlawful possession of CDS and several counts of driving under the influence of alcohol. As such, his possession of firearms is contrary to the Oklahoma statutes under Title 21, Section 1283, forbidding such possession by any convicted felon in their home or vehicle.
If convicted, Savage could face imprisonment for three years to life. The initial appearance in the case was heard by Carter County Special District Judge Carson Brooks. Brooks set bond for Savage in the amount of $10,000 and the preliminary conference was set for August 30. Savage was released from the Carter County Detention Center on Thursday.