A Tulsa man was sentenced Thursday for various charges brought against him including wire fraud, illegally possessing ammunition, and possessing methamphetamine with intent to distribute, announced U.S. Attorney Trent Shores.
U.S. District Court Judge Gregory K. Frizzell sentenced William Drew Davis, 36, to 66 months in federal prison followed by four years of supervised release. The judge further ordered Davis to pay $51,740.55 in restitution representing the goods obtained by theft and fraud, and damage caused to property.
“William Davis, driven by a longstanding drug habit, pilfered people’s cars to get his hands on anything to make a quick buck,” said U.S. Attorney Trent Shores. “Theft, stolen ammunition, and drugs are a combination that never leads to anything good. The nearly six-year sentence shows that my office will not allow our streets to be polluted with illegal activity, no matter the severity. I want to thank the Tulsa and Jenks Police Departments, in particular, for the extensive work they put into the investigation of Davis’ wide-ranging crimes.”
Previously, Davis pleaded guilty to breaking into a victim’s vehicle and stealing a purse containing a debit card. He further admitted to fraudulently using the card to purchase items from various stores, spending approximately $1,350. Davis also admitted to breaking into a different vehicle and stealing 60 rounds of ammunition, knowing he was a convicted felon. He also pleaded guilty to possessing 130 milligrams of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute it to others.
In sentencing Davis, the Court also considered information concerning over two-dozen vehicle burglaries committed by Davis, in which he typically smashed car windows and grabbed purses, wallets, and other items such as laptops and personal papers, while the victims were dropping children at school, exercising at gyms, or going for a run at parks. Davis then used the stolen credit/debit cards to buy merchandise at stores across the Tulsa area. Davis was arrested by Tulsa Police officers in October 2019 while in possession of a stolen car and dozens of items taken during car burglaries.
The U.S. Secret Service, Tulsa Police Department and Jenks Police Department conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kevin C. Leitch prosecuted the case.