(Stillwater) — A Yale man who is accused of concealing a stolen handgun that had been taken from the home of an acquaintance in Yale has been ordered to appear in court on Aug. 27.
    Marvin Kenneth Hamilton Jr., 32, who remains free on $2,500 bond, could receive as much as a five-year prison term and a $500 fine if convicted of knowingly concealing stolen property.
    Hamilton was arrested by Yale Police Chief Philip Keeling on July 9 after the stolen gun was allegedly found in his kitchen when Yale police officers served a search warrant, court records show.
    According to an affidavit by the Yale police chief, Jamie Brown said that her father, David Reece, noticed that his .45-caliber handgun was missing from his house on June 30 — eight days after Hamilton had been there to visit her.
    She said that she subsequently went to Hamilton’s house and asked if he had any handguns, the affidavit said.
    She said that when he said yes and showed her a handgun, she memorized the serial number — which she then gave to the Yale police chief, the affidavit said.
    When her father filed a stolen property report with Yale police, he provided a receipt from a Tulsa store for the gun with the same serial number, the affidavit said.
    “Jamie advised that after Mr. Hamilton showed her the gun, he put the weapon somewhere in the back of the residence,” the police chief wrote in his affidavit.
    When Hamilton was served at his house with a search warrant, “Mr. Hamilton stated he did in fact have in his possession the pistol that the victim reported stolen,” the affidavit alleged.
    “He stated he took the firearm without permission and knowingly concealed the stolen weapon at his residence. Mr. Hamilton stated the weapon was in his kitchen behind the bottom drawer,” where it was found, the police chief alleged in his affidavit.