Tenaha couple pleads guilty to federal gun charges

Roderrette McClure mug shot courtesy of TDCJ.
Roderrette McClure mug shot courtesy of TDCJ.

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A Tenaha couple pleaded guilty to federal gun charges and will be sentenced at a later date.

Roderrette Dewrayne McClure and his wife, Jeannie McClure, entered the pleas in a Lufkin courtroom with Judge Ron Clark president over video conference.

Roderrette McClure returned to custody while his wife remained out on bond.

Each faces punishment of up to 10 years in federal prison.

Roderrette McClure is accused of owning guns, despite being a convicted felon, which is a federal offense. Jeannie McClure is accused of assisting her husband in owning the guns.

Roderrette McClure was suspected of burglarizing and bugging the Tenaha city marshall's office. When federal agents served a search warrant on his residence, they reportedly found the weapons in a gun cabinet.

Family members consoled Jeannie McClure, who was seen crying uncontrollably prior to the hearing. Her mother spoke of being harrassed by Tenaha residents and that it's time people heard their story.

Before the proceeding family members for both McClures indicated they wanted to talk to the media. Afterwards, they were a bit more cautious about what they said.

Rod McClure's father decided now isn't the time to talk for his son.

"We are going to wait until after the sentencing, then, believe me, I'll have something to tell you," he said.

All the guns taken from the McClure home are now the property of the federal government. Rod McClure spoke in today's hearing of filing for bankruptcy, as well as filing a civil lawsuit.

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