Federal Grand Jury A Indictments Announced- August 2022

Source: United States Attorneys General 10

United States Attorney Clint Johnson today announced the results of the August 2022 Federal Grand Jury A.

The following individuals have been charged with violations of United States law in indictments returned by the Grand Jury. The return of an indictment is a method of informing a defendant of alleged violations of federal law, which must be proven in a court of law beyond a reasonable doubt to overcome a defendant’s presumption of innocence.

Riley Joseph Blackwell; Kimberly Dawn Smith. Assault of an Intimate/Dating Partner by Strangling, Suffocating, and Attempting to Strangle and Suffocate in Indian Country; Tampering with a Witness, Victim, and Informant by Intimidation, Threats, and Corrupt Persuasion; Conspiracy to Tamper with a Witness, Victim, and Informant; Tampering with a Witness, Victim, and Informant by Corrupt Persuasion; Tampering with a Witness, Victim, and Informant by Engaging in Misleading Conduct. Blackwell, 20, of Tulsa, allegedly strangled and suffocated an intimate partner on July 10, 2022. Blackwell is also charged with using intimidation and threats to prevent the victim from communicating with law enforcement about the abuse. From July 11, 2022, through the date of the indictment, Blackwell and Smith, 41, of Broken Arrow, conspired together to mislead, influence, and prevent the victim from participating in an official proceeding and to have the victim withhold information to be used in the proceeding. They also attempted to mislead an FBI agent during the investigation. Smith is Blackwell’s mother. The FBI and Tulsa Police Department are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney George Jiang is prosecuting the case. 22-CR-231

Daniel Donalson. Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition. Donalson, 35, is charged with being a felon in possession of a Romanian WASR-10 7.62×39 caliber semi-automatic rifle and 44 rounds of ammunition. U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations and Muscogee Nation Lighthorse Tribal Police Department are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney Shakema M. Onias is prosecuting the case. 22-CR-245

Dewayne Dudley. Deprivation of rights Under Color of Law; Obstruction. Former private prisoner officer Dewayne Dudley, 55, of Claremore, is charged with sexually assaulting a male pretrial detainee during a prisoner transport and later lying to the FBI. According to the indictment, at the time of the alleged crime, Dudley worked as a private prisoner transport officer for Blue Raven Services, a company that was hired by local jails and prisons throughout the country to transport people who had been arrested pursuant to out-of-state warrants and needed to be transported back to the states that had issued the warrants. Dudley is alleged to have sexually assaulted the victim, violating the victim’s civil rights. Dudley is further charged with obstruction for lying to an FBI special agent about making two unofficial stops while transporting the victim. In a detention hearing, the FBI agent described two sexual assaults that allegedly occurred using violence and intimidation. On Thursday, a U.S. Magistrate Judge ordered that Dudley be detained as his case moves through the federal court system. The case is being investigated by the FBI Oklahoma City Field Office. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Clay Compton for the Northern District of Oklahoma and Trial Attorney Laura Gilson of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division are prosecuting the case. SAUSA Compton is the Civil Rights Coordinator for the Eastern and Northern Districts of Oklahoma. 22-CR-227

Alexis Danielle Flanner. First Degree Murder in Indian Country; Carrying, Using, Brandishing, and Discharging a Firearm During and in Relation to a Crime of Violence; Assault with a Dangerous Weapon with Intent to do Bodily Harm in Indian Country; Carrying, Using, and Brandishing a Firearm During and in Relation to a Crime of Violence. Flanner, 23, of Tulsa, is charged with the first degree murder of her sister-in-law Estrella Mendoza. Flanner shot and killed Mendoza at a QuickTrip just after 10:30 pm on July 7, 2022. She is also alleged to have pointed the firearm at a minor sometimes after the shooting. The FBI and Tulsa Police Department are the investigative agencies.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Aaron M. Jolly is prosecuting the case. 22-CR-238

Matthew Adam Gentry. Robbery in Indian Country. Gentry, 30, of Tulsa, is charged with stealing a bicycle from the victim by using violence and intimidation on July 13, 2022. The FBI and Tulsa Police Department are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney Adam C. Bailey is prosecuting the case. 22-CR-237

Shawn Christopher Harper. Child Abuse in Indian Country (Counts 1,2). Harper, 30, of Chelsea, is charged with abusing a young child on Sept. 20, 2020. Harper is further charged with abusing a second child on March 7, 2021. The FBI is the investigative agency. Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephanie Ihler is prosecuting the case. 22-CR-246

Kelsie Marie Higgins. Robbery in Indian Country. On June 30, 2022, Higgins, 27, of Skiatook, aided and abetted another individual in a robbery where the victim’s cash was stolen. The FBI and Tulsa Police Department are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas E. Buscemi is prosecuting the case. 22-CR-247

Gerardo Simon-Hipolito. Unlawful Reentry of a Removed Alien. Simon-Hipolito, 32, a Mexican national, is charged with reentering the United States after having been removed on Feb. 11, 2015,  at or near Del Rio, Texas. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement and Removal Operations is the investigative agency. Assistant U.S. Attorney Adam C. Bailey is prosecuting the case. 22-CR-254

Gaven Dean Jones. Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury in Indian Country (Count 1); Witness Tampering by Misleading Conduct (Count 2); Contempt of Court(Counts 3-13) (superseding). On April 23, 2022, Jones allegedly assaulted a victim resulting in serious bodily injury. He further engaged in misleading conduct toward the victim from April 23, 2022, to May 13, 2022, in an effort to influence, delay and prevent her testimony in an official proceeding. Finally, he is charged with 11 counts of contempt of court. From May 25, 2022, through July 19, 2022, Jones allegedly messaged the victim once, telling her he wanted to be a couple again, then contacted her in person on 10 other occasions. These acts violated the pre-trial conditions of release that were ordered by a federal judge regarding the abuse alleged in the indictment. The FBI and Tulsa Police Department are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney Stacey P. Todd is prosecuting the case. 22-CR-152

Justin Wade Malone; Devon Marie Lorocca. Second Degree Murder in Indian Country; Causing Death by Using and Discharging a Firearm During and in Relation to a Crime of Violence. Malone, 38, and Larocca, 36, both of Tulsa, are charged with aiding and abetting one another in the second degree murder of Cristian Amaya Valesquez. The two defendants are responsible for shooting the victim, causing his death. The FBI and Tulsa Police Department are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Nathan E. Michel and Ryan H. Heatherman are prosecuting the case. 22-CR-235

Carlos Mendez-Velazquez. Possession of an Unregistered Rifle Having a Barrel of Less Than 16 Inches in Length. Mendez-Velazquez, 38, of Paris, California, is charged with knowingly possessing an Anderson Manufacturing AM-15 multi-caliber semi automatic rifle that had a barrel of less than 16 inches in length and was not registered to him in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer record. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Oklahoma Highway Patrol are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Robert T. Raley and Leah D. Paisner are prosecuting the case. 22-CR-234

Isaiah Blaine Ousely. Carjacking; Carrying, Using, and Brandishing a Firearm During and in Relation to a Crime of Violence. On July 13, 2022, Ousley, 18, of Tulsa, allegedly pointed a firearm at a woman and demanded her keys when he stole her 2018 Ford Focus. The FBI and Tulsa Police Department are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney Nathan E. Michel is prosecuting the case. 22-CR-233

Lauryn Donye Robbins. Felon in Possession of a Firearm. Robbins, 25, of Tulsa, is charged with being a felon in possession of a Glock 9 mm caliber semi-automatic pistol. Robbins was previously convicted in Tulsa County District Court of drug, gang, and firearms related offenses. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Tulsa Police Department are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney John E. Brasher is prosecuting the case. 22-CR-249

Jose Pedro Rodriguez-Ontiveros. Unlawful Reentry of a Removed Alien. Rodrigues-Ontiveros, 37, a Mexican national, is charged with being in the United States unlawfully after having been removed on March 10, 2020, at or near Del Rio, Texas. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement and Removal Operations is the investigative agency. Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas E. Buscemi is prosecuting the case. 22-CR-256

Christopher Scott Royce. Felon in Possession of Firearms and Ammunition; Drug Conspiracy; Maintaining a Drug-Involved Premises (superseding). Royce, 42, of Broken Arrow, is charged with being a felon in possession of a Marlin, 30/30 caliber lever-action rifle; a Mauser bolt-action rifle; an Iver Johnson .22 caliber bolt-action rifle; a Ruger .22 caliber revolver; a Ruger .380 caliber semi-automatic pistol; a Taurus .22 caliber pistol and 22 rounds of ammunition. Royce was previously convicted of six felonies, including three crimes of violence. He is further charged with conspiring to possess with intent to distribute fentanyl. Lastly, he is charged with maintaining a place in Broken Arrow for the purpose of distributing the drug. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and Broken Arrow Police Department are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney David A. Nasar is prosecuting the case. 22-cr-163

Jeffrey David Sutton. Assault with Intent to Commit Murder in Indian Country; Carrying, Using, Brandishing, and Discharging a Firearm During and in Relation to a Crime of Violence; Assault with a Dangerous Weapon with Intent to do Bodily Harm in Indian Country (superseding). Sutton, 54, of Mounds, is alleged to have intentionally shot the victim with a firearm on Dec. 2, 2021, with the intent to commit murder and/or to cause bodily harm. The FBI and Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Steven J. Briden and Kristin F. Harrington are prosecuting the case. 22-CR-7

Jack Charles Welty. Assault with a Dangerous Weapon with Intent to do Bodily Harm in Indian Country; Assault with Intent to Commit a Felony in Indian Country; Robbery in Indian Country. Welty, 49, of Tulsa, allegedly assaulted a Tulsa store clerk by swinging a knife at the clerk, threatening to gut him, chasing him, and robbing him.  The FBI and Tulsa Police Department are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney William Rubens is prosecuting the case. 22-CR-232

Alec Lloyd Wickliffe. Assault with a Dangerous Weapon with Intent to do Bodily Harm in Indian Country. Wickliffe, 31, of Tulsa, is charged with assaulting the victim multiple times with various items, including a knife, with the intent to do bodily harm from July 15, 2022, to July 24, 2022. The FBI and Tulsa Police Department are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Valeria G. Luster and Gina S. Gilmore are prosecuting the case. 22-CR-257

Chrystian Edward Williams. Receipt and Distribution of Child Pornography; Possession of Child Pornography. Williams, 22, of Miami, is charged with receiving, distributing, and possessing child sexual abuse material. The depictions involved at least one prepubescent minor younger than 12 years of age. The FBI is the investigative agency. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Valeria G. Luster and Edward Snow are prosecuting the case. 22-Cr-250

Chang Xiong Zou. Drug Conspiracy; Smuggling Goods into the United States; Importation of Ketamine. Zou, of Elmhurst, New York, is charged with conspiring with others to smuggle Ketamine into the United States from May 2, 2022, to July 9, 2022. Zou was living in Claremore when he allegedly committed the crimes. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations, the Rogers County Sheriff’s Office, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas E. Buscemi is prosecuting the case. 22-CR-251