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WOODWARD, Okla. – A 19-year-old man has pleaded guilty to having a rifle and shotgun with ammunition after being committed to a mental institution.

Woodward police found Timothy Dean Eike with a 20 gauge shotgun and a 30.06 caliber rifle, together with 97 rounds of 20 gauge ammunition and 168 rounds of 30.06 ammunition.

Eike was involuntarily committed to a mental health facility so it is illegal for him to have these weapons.

During the investigation, officials discovered he purchased the firearms from a licensed dealer in Woodward, telling the dealer he never spent time in a treatment facility.

He faces up to 10 years in prison.

Eike will be back in court for sentencing over the next three months.