Federal Grand Jury B Indictments Announced- September

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Acting United States Attorney Clint Johnson today announced the results of the September 2021 Federal Grand Jury B.

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

Jared Nathan Black. Assault with Intent to Commit Murder in Indian Country; Carrying, Using, and Brandishing a Firearm During and in Relation to a Crime of Violence. Black, 45, of Jenks, is charged with pointing a firearm at the victim’s head and pulling the trigger after the victim intervened in a domestic assault. The gun malfunctioned and did not fire. In this superseding indictment, Black is further charged with discharging the firearm during a crime of violence. The FBI and Jenks Police Department are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney Victor A.S. Regal is prosecuting the case. 21-CR-9

Cody Buzzard; Dakota Buzzard. First Degree Murder in Indian Country; 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.  Cody, 27, and Dakota, 20, both of Grove, are charged with the first degree murder of Jerry Tapp. The brothers and others allegedly aided and abetted one another when they shot and killed Mr. Tapp on Aug. 1, 2019. In count 2, the defendants, along with others, allegedly shot a second victim during the same incident. Finally, the defendants are charged with brandishing and discharging a firearm during and relation to a crime of violence. The FBI; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, and Delaware County Sheriff’s Office are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney Victor A.S. Régal is prosecuting the case. 21-CR-351


Ty Warren Copeland; Eric Richard Lee Ramey. First Degree Burglary in Indian Country (Count 1); Assault with a Dangerous Weapon with Intent to do Bodily Harm in Indian Country (Counts 2, 3, 4); Assault by Striking, Beating, and Wounding- Misdemeanor (Count 5) (superseding). Copeland, 29, and Ramey, 24, both of Tulsa, were armed when they broke an outer door to a Sapulpa home and entered on Jan. 4, 2021. Copeland is further alleged to have assaulted an individual (victim 1) in the home by swinging a knife at the victim and stabbing a second victim (victim 2) with the knife. Ramey is alleged to have struck victim 2 on the head and elsewhere using a baseball bat. Finally, Copeland allegedly shoved victim 1 to the ground and kicked the victim. The FBI and Creek County Sheriff’s Office are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney Chantelle D. Dial is prosecuting the case. 21-CR-89

Joshua Jose Dicristofaro. Assault with a Dangerous Weapon with Intent to do Bodily Harm in Indian Country. On Aug. 31, 2021, Dicristofaro, 30, of Broken Arrow, allegedly swung a machete at the victim, striking the victim’s hands. The FBI and Broken Arrow Police Department are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney Leah Paisner is prosecuting the case. 21-CR-416

Jeffrey Ryan Eaglin. Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition; Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute; Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime. Eaglin, 32, of Tulsa, is charged with being a felon in possession of an Israel Military Industries Desert Eagle 9×19 caliber semi-automatic pistol. He is further charged with possessing with intent to distribute marijuana and with possession of the pistol to further his marijuana trafficking crime. According to court documents, Eaglin is a member of the Irish Mob, and he admitted the drugs were going to be smuggled into jail/prison. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Tulsa Police Department are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney David A. Nasar is prosecuting the case. 21-CR-417

Jeff Joseph Emery. 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; 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; Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition (superseding).  Emery, 24, of Tulsa, allegedly assaulted two victims in a road rage incident when he pointed a firearm at them on Nov. 8, 2017. On March 10, 2020, Emery allegedly assaulted a third victim with intent to commit murder. The defendant threatened the victim then shot at him, striking his hand. Emery was also charged with being a felon in possession of a Norinco SKS 7.6 x 39 caliber rifle and ammunition. The FBI and Broken Arrow and Tulsa Police Departments are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney Leah Paisner is prosecuting the case. 21-CR-90

Addison Wade Ennis. Sexual Abuse of a Minor in Indian Country. Ennis, 19, of Broken Arrow, allegedly sexually abused a minor between the ages of 12 and 16 on March 2, 2021. The FBI and Rogers County Sheriff’s Office are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven J. Briden is prosecuting the case. 21-CR-418

Robert P. Garcia. Felon in Possession of a Firearm; Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute; Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute; Possession of Fentanyl with Intent to Distribute; Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime; Maintaining a Drug-Involved Premises (superseding). Garcia, 39, of Tulsa, is charged with being a felon in possession of a Smith & Wesson 9mm pistol. He is further charged with possessing with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine and 500 grams or more of cocaine. In this superseding indictment, he is also charged with knowingly possessing with intent to distribute 400 grams or more or of Fentanyl. He is further charged with possessing a firearm in furtherance of his drug trafficking crimes and with maintaining a residence for the purpose of distributing methamphetamine and cocaine. The Drug Enforcement Administration and Broken Arrow Police Department are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney David A. Nasar is prosecuting the case. 21-CR-358

Antonio Damon Gardner. Felony Murder in Indian Country; Robbery in Indian Country; Causing Death by Carrying, Using, and Discharging a Firearm During and in Relation to a Crime of Violence; Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute Marijuana; Causing Death by Carrying, Using, and Discharging a Firearm During and in Relation to a Drug Trafficking Crime; Causing Death by Carrying, Using, and Discharging a Firearm During and in Relation to a Drug Trafficking Crime. Gardner, 21, of Tulsa, allegedly engaged in a robbery with another individual on Oct. 12, 2020, and during the crime, shot and killed Philip Luster. Gardner and his accomplice committed the robbery and murder during a meeting to purchase marijuana from the victim. The FBI and Tulsa Police Department are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher J. Nassar is prosecuting the case. 21-CR-328

Denim Lee Blount; Hunter Lee HobbsConspiracy to Carry, Use, Brandish, and Discharge a Firearm During and in Relation to a Crime of Violence (Counts 1, 4); Attempted Carjacking (Count 2); Carrying, Using Brandishing, and Discharging a Firearm During and in Relation to a Crime of Violence (Count 3); Robbery in Indian Country (Count 5); Felony Murder in Indian Country (Count 6); Causing Death by Carrying, Using, and Discharging a Firearm During and in Relation to a Crime of Violence (Count 7) (superseding)  On May 8, 2021, at 10:29 pm, two men later identified as Hobbs, 20, of Bixby, and Blount, 19, of Tulsa, approached a man who was attempting to hook up his vehicle and trailer in an apartment complex parking. Based on surveillance footage, Blount pointed a shotgun at him, while Hobbs pointed a rifle at him. The two ordered the victim to get out of his vehicle, and when the victim refused, both men allegedly shot him multiple times. The two then fled, leaving the victim and his vehicle behind. The victim was transported to St. Francis Hospital for non-life threatening injuries. In this superseding indictment, Hobbs and Blount are also charged with conspiring to carry, use, and brandish firearms during a robbery in the early morning hours of May 13, 2021, at Haikey Creek Park in Broken Arrow. During the robbery, the two allegedly shot and killed Caleb Vaughn Collier and Kelly Ray Olen John Landsaw-Davis before fleeing the scene in Collier’s stolen vehicle. The FBI, Tulsa and Broken Arrow Police Departments, and U.S. Marshals Service are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Leah Paisner and Christopher J. Nassar and are prosecuting the case. 21-CR-233 

Alexander Michael Koloff. Assault of an Intimate/Dating Partner by Strangling and Suffocating in Indian Country; Assault by Striking, Beating, and Wounding (Misdemeanor). On Nov. 6, 2020, Koloff, 29, assaulted a dating partner by wrapping his arm around her neck and strangling her. He is further charged with beating and wounding the victim. The FBI and Tulsa Police Department are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney Niko A. Boulieris is prosecuting the case. 21-CR-419

Kyle Jordan Sanders. First Degree Burglary in Indian Country. On Aug. 31, 2021, Sanders, 34, of Colcord, allegedly broke an outer door of a home and entered with an occupant inside with intent to commit a crime. The FBI is the investigative agency. Assistant U.S. Attorney Joel-lyn A. McCormick is prosecuting the case. 21-CR-425

Dakota Wayne Martin. Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Minor Under 12 in Indian Country. Martin, 27, of Claremore, is charged with the aggravated sexual abuse of a child younger than 12 years of age. The FBI and Claremore Police Department are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney Sandra M. Urban is prosecuting the case. 21-CR-408

Jaden Perez. Assault with a Dangerous Weapon with Intent to do Bodily Harm in Indian Country; Carrying, Using, Brandishing, and Discharging a Firearm During and in Relation to a Crime of Violence. Perez, 21, of Tulsa, is alleged to have shot a nightclub security guard after an altercation between Perez and security guards at closing time on Aug. 21, 2021. During the shooting, a bullet apparently grazed the security guard who suffered bruising and redness to the left side of his chest. The security guard returned fire and wounded Perez who was taken to a local hospital for treatment. See more details here. The Tulsa Police Department and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney George Jiang is prosecuting the case. 21-CR-420

John Lewis Powell, Jr.; Ernest Charles Baker III. Assault with Intent to Commit Murder in Indian Country; Assault with Intent to Commit Murder in Indian Country. Powell Jr., 41, of Ralston, is charged with assaulting a victim, with intent to commit murder, when he repeatedly struck the victim in the head, neck and back with a hatchet. Baker III, 63, of Ralston, is charged with assaulting the same victim, with intent to commit murder, when he joined in on the assault and shouted “Go down mother****er” and “Why don’t you die, motherf***er.” The crime occurred on Sept. 8, 2018. The FBI is the investigative agency. Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael F. Harder is prosecuting the case. 21-CR-427

Roy Dale Sewell. Assault with a Dangerous Weapon with Intent to do Bodily Harm in Indian Country (Counts 1, 2). Sewell is charged with assaulting two victims by striking the victims with a metal baton. The FBI and Tulsa Police Department are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney Adam C. Bailey is prosecuting the case. 21-CR-421

Chad Eric Smith. Aggravated Sexual Abuse by Force and Threat in Indian Country; First Degree Burglary in Indian Country; Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury in Indian Country. On Nov. 10, 2016, Smith, 39, currently incarcerated, allegedly broke into a home and attempted to rape a victim, placing the victim in fear of death and serious injury. He further struck the victim on her face and body, resulting in a broken nose. The FBI, Catoosa Police Department and Rogers County District Attorney’s Office are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney Sandra M. Urban is prosecuting the case. 21-CR-409

Michael David Bradley Vanderburg; Emily Krick. Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Minor Under 12 in Indian Country; Abusive Sexual Contact with a Minor in Indian Country; Lewd Acts with a Child Under 16 in Indian Country; Sexual Exploitation of a Child by a Parent or Guardian; Distribution of Child Pornography; Receipt of Child Pornography. In Count 1, Vanderburg, 33, and Krick, 19, both of Tulsa, are charged with sexually abusing a child younger than 12 years of age from May 1, 2021, to Aug. 20, 2021. They are charged with engaging in sexual contact with the victim during the same timeframe. The defendants are further charged in Count 3 with exposing the minor victim and a second minor victim to look upon a sexual act performed in the minors’ presence, from May 1, 2021, to Aug. 20, 2021. In Count 4, Vanderburg is also charged with having a child engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing visual images from March 31, 2021, to Aug. 20, 2021. Finally, Vandenburg is charged in Count 5 with distribution of child pornography and in Count 6 with receipt of child pornography. The Tulsa Police Department and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement and Removal Operations are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Nathan E. Michel and Christopher J. Nassar are prosecuting the case. 21-CR-410

William Rhea Wadlow Jr. Robbery in Indian country; Carrying, Using, Brandishing, and Discharging a Firearm During and in Relation to a Crime of Violence. Wadlow Jr., 22, of Locust Grove, allegedly shot toward and robbed a victim on April 14, 2021. The FBI and Mayes County Sheriff’s Office are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher Kelly is prosecuting the case. 21-CR-422

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