Prostitution sting arrest results in 9-year prison sentence for Norman man

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — Earlier this week, 41-year-old Eugene Deshon Hall, 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, according to U.S. Attorney Robert J. Troester.

On Oct. 19, 2021, a federal grand jury returned a two-count Superseding Indictment that alleged illegal possession of a firearm and witness tampering. According to federal law, it’s prohibited for a person who has been previously convicted of a felony to possess a firearm or ammunition. On Jan. 9, 2022, Hall plead guilty to illegal possession of a firearm.

Public records indicated that, on April 6, 2021, the Oklahoma City Police Department’s 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 an undercover police officer from the motel room. When Hall arrived, he was armed with a revolver and admitted to officers he possessed a firearm.

Before April 6, 2021, Hall had been convicted of multiple felonies in Oklahoma including possession of a controlled substance in McCurtain County in 2002, domestic abuse in McCurtain County in 2004, possession of controlled substance with intent to distribute in McCurtain County in 2007. Hall was also convicted of obstructing an officer and felony driving under the influence in McCurtain County in 2010, possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute in 2012.

Tuesday, U.S. Chief District Judge Timothy D. DeGiusti sentenced Hall to serve 110 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release.

This case is the result of investigations by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Oklahoma City Police Department.

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.