Description: Tulsa, Oklahoma criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with possession of a firearm in a federal facitiy.
“Zachariah Kade McGuire, age 32, threatened to kill staff at a federal facility and arrived prepared to execute that threat,” said U.S. Attorney Clint Johnson. “I want to thank the staff and officers at the Ernest Childers Outpatient Clinic in Tulsa for their quick actions that averted a tragedy and provided the evidence to prosecute this case.”
In his plea, McGuire admitted that he called the VA in Tulsa, and threatened to murder people if he was not timely prescribed medications. McGuire further admitted that within an hour of making that call, he entered the Tulsa VA with a loaded .357 revolver.
According to court documents, on Nov. 14, 2022, the defendant’s mother called to schedule an appointment for him at the clinic, which was set for Dec. 13, 2022.
Shortly after, McGuire called back and left a threatening voicemail message, which was reported to the Veterans Affairs Police.
After McGuire arrived at the Tulsa VA, officers made contact with him and asked if he had a weapon. He responded yes, and officers retrieved a .357 magnum revolver from McGuire’s front pocket. The firearm was loaded with six rounds of ammunition. Officers also recovered seven plastic zip ties from McGuire.
McGuire faces up to 5 years in federal prison. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors. A sentencing date has not been set.
The Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General, Department of Veterans Affairs Police, Tulsa Police Department, and FBI are the investigative agencies.
Assistant U.S. Attorneys Robert T. Raley and David D. Whipple are prosecuting the case.
18 USC 930(b): Possession of a Firearm in a Federal Facility; Forfeiture Allegation: 18 USC 981(a)(1)(C) and 28 USC 2461: Firearms Forfeiture
Outcome: 08/08/2023 45 MINUTES of Proceedings - held before Magistrate Judge Christine D Little: Change of Plea Hearing held on 8/8/2023 , guilty plea entered, ordering defendant be detained, striking/terminating deadline(s)/hearing(s) as to Zachariah Kade McGuire (Court Reporter: C1) (tjc, Dpty Clk) (Entered: 08/08/2023)
08/08/2023 46 CONSENT by Defendant to Proceed before a Magistrate Judge for Change of Plea (in Felony case) approved by Magistrate Judge Christine D Little as to Zachariah Kade McGuire (tjc, Dpty Clk) (Entered: 08/08/2023)
08/08/2023 47 WAIVER of Right to Trial by Jury approved by Magistrate Judge Christine D Little by USA, Zachariah Kade McGuire as to Zachariah Kade McGuire (tjc, Dpty Clk) (Entered: 08/08/2023)
08/08/2023 48 PETITION to Enter Plea of Guilty and ORDER Accepting Plea by Magistrate Judge Christine D Little as to Zachariah Kade McGuire (tjc, Dpty Clk) (Entered: 08/08/2023)
08/08/2023 49 PLEA AGREEMENT by USA, Zachariah Kade McGuire as to Zachariah Kade McGuire (tjc, Dpty Clk) (Entered: 08/08/2023)
8/08/2023 50 SEALED PLEA SUPPLEMENT (tjc, Dpty Clk) (Entered: 08/08/2023)