Federal Grand Jury B Indictments Announced- December

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Acting United States Attorney Clint Johnson today announced the results of the December 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.

Tyler Ray Baker. First Degree Burglary in Indian Country. Baker, 21, of Tulsa, is charged with breaking into a residence by opening a window or door while an occupant was inside on Nov. 30, 2021. Baker was fleeing officers during a foot pursuit and allegedly entered the home to evade law enforcement. The occupant confronted Baker who then left the residence and was eventually apprehended by Tulsa police officers. The FBI and Tulsa Police Department are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney Cheryl L. Baber is prosecuting the case. 21-CR-544

Ronnell Dontae Butler. Assault with a Dangerous Weapon with Intent to do Bodily Harm in Indian Country; Child Abuse in Indian Country. Butler, 25, of Oklahoma City, allegedly pointed a firearm at a female victim and threatened to shoot her on Nov. 1, 2021, all while a child was in the same room. The FBI, Tulsa Police Department and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney Cymetra M. Williams is prosecuting the case. 21-CR-559

Manuel Gustavo Cardenas-Lozoya; Alexis Perez-Camacho; Juan Luis Lopez-Carreon; Danahe Cervantes; Reinaldo Gustavo Martinez; Miguel Angel Gabino-Trujillo; Christopher Holdman; Yovani Soto Tejo; Aren Yoana Lopez-Gomez; Audrina Denis Lopez-Gomez; FNU LNU aka Chuy. Drug Conspiracy (Count 1); Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute (Count 2); Distribution of Cocaine (Count 3); Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute (Count 4); Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute (Count 5); Use of a Communication Facility in Committing (Counts 6-97), Causing, and Facilitating the Commission of a Drug Trafficking Felony; Money Laundering Conspiracy (Count 98). (superseding) According to the indictment, an unknown defendant called “Chuy” led the drug trafficking organization from Mexico. Chuy directed shipments of multi-kilogram quantities of cocaine from Mexico to Oklahoma and ensured the drug proceeds were sent back to Mexico. He coordinated with alleged Tulsa-based distributor and money launderer Manuel Gustavo Cardenas-Lozoya, 39, who sold bulk quantities of cocaine to mid-level dealers in Tulsa for redistribution. The two would then coordinate the transport of sizeable drug profits from Tulsa back to Mexico. At Chuy’s direction, Alexis Perez-Camacho, 23, and Juan Luis Lopez-Carreon, 39, transported the cocaine from Oklahoma City to Tulsa so it could be distributed by Cardenas-Lozoya and mid-level dealers. Perez-Camacho also stored cocaine and drug proceeds at his residence. Danahe Cervantes, 23, Cardenas-Lozoya’s girlfriend, helped facilitate the drug sales by acting as a translator. Mid-level dealers who purchased the cocaine from Cardenas-Lozoya for redistribution in Oklahoma were Reinaldo Gustavo Martinez, 44; Miguel Angel Gabino-Trujillo, 38; Christopher Holdman, 46; and Yovani Soto Tejo, 36. Aren Yoana Lopez-Gomez, 33, and Audrina Denis Lopez-Gomez, 34, helped Cardenas-Lozoya laundered money and assisted him in his distribution efforts.The conspirators used Messenger and cells phones to allegedly discuss the amount of cocaine, price and payment arrangements, distribution times and locations, settling debts owed, and money laundering. All defendants but Chuy have been located and arrested. The case was investigated under the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) Operation Snow Hunter. OCDETF identifies, disrupts, and dismantles the highest-level criminal organizations that threaten the United States using a prosecutor-led, intelligence-driven, multi-agency approach.The Drug Enforcement Administration led the operation with assistance from the Tulsa Police Department, Broken Arrow Police Department, Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office, Delaware County District Attorney’s Office, Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs, Miami Police Department, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and the Colorado Springs Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney David A. Nasar is prosecuting the case. 21-CR-506

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Harley Drew Campbell. Assault with a Dangerous Weapon with Intent to do Bodily Harm in Indian Country; Felon in Possession of Ammunition. Campbell, 41, of Tulsa, is charged with purposefully driving his vehicle into a Catoosa police officer’s patrol car on Dec. 5, 2021. The officer was trying to apprehend the defendant at the time of the incident. Campbell is further charged with being a felon in possession of 70 rounds of ammunition. The FBI and Catoosa Police Department are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandon A. Skates is prosecuting the case. 21-CR-560

Rodrigo Javier Diaz De La Cruz. Unlawful Reentry of a Removed Alien. Diaz-De La Cruz, 22, is charged with reentering the United States after having been removed on March 18, 2020, at or near Hidalgo, Texas. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement and Removal Operations is the investigative agency. Assistant U.S. Attorney Charles M. McLoughlin is prosecuting the case. 21-CR-545

Janice Margaret Glaze. Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute; Maintaining a Drug-Involved Premises; Possession of Firearms in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime. Glaze, 57, of Grove, is alleged to have knowingly possessed with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine on Oct. 6, 2021. She is further charged with maintaining a residence in Grove for the purpose of distributing the drug. Finally, she is charged with possessing seven firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. The Drug Enforcement Administration and Grove Police Department are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney Nathan E. Michel is prosecuting the case. 21-CR-546

Kovon Daylan Hemphill. Assault with a Dangerous Weapon with Intent to do Bodily Harm in Indian Country. Hemphill, 29, of Tulsa, allegedly attempted to stab a Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office deputy on Nov. 11, 2021. The FBI and Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney John E. Brasher is prosecuting the case. 21-CR-547

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Keith Dwain Murray. Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury in Indian Country. Murray, 53, of Quapaw, allegedly assaulted an individual on Nov. 24, 2021, resulting in serious bodily injury. The FBI and Quapaw Tribal Marshals Service are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney Ryan H. Heatherman is prosecuting the case. 21-CR-548

Seth James Palmer. Assault with Intent to Commit Murder in Indian Country; 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. Palmer, 21, of Quapaw, allegedly brandished a firearm, shot at a family of four occupying a vehicle, and threatened to kill them on April 13, 2021. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Quapaw Tribal Marshals Service are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kyle M. McWaters is prosecuting the case. 21-CR-549

Brandon Cruze Rose. Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury in Indian Country. On June 6, 2019, Rose, 29, of Bartlesville, allegedly assaulted an individual, resulting in serious bodily injury. The FBI and Bartlesville Police Department are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney Victor A.S. Régal is prosecuting the case. 21-CR-550

Noe Alejandro Sandoval-Herrera. Unlawful Reentry of a Removed Alien. Sandoval-Herrera, 29, is charged with reentering the United States after having been previously removed on July 9, 2018, at or near San Ysidro, California. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement and Removal Operations is the investigative agency. Assistant U.S. Attorney Charles M. McLoughlin is prosecuting the case. 21-CR-551

Jacob Darnell Singleton. Robbery in Indian Country; Assault by Striking, Beating, and Wounding (Misdemeanor). Singleton, 21, of Tulsa, allegedly took $200 from an individual by force, violence and intimidation on Dec. 1, 2021, while the victim was retrieving money from an ATM. Later that evening he allegedly struck a different female victim several times in the head. The FBI and Tulsa Police Department are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney Nathan E. Michel is prosecuting the case. 21-CR-552

Joel Richard Smith; Amanda Irene Smith. Child Abuse in Indian Country (Counts 1, 3); Child Neglect in Indian Country (Counts 2,4).  From July 8, 2016, and continuing through April 5, 2019, Joel and Amanda Smith, aiding and abetting one another, are alleged to have repeatedly struck a child with their hands and belt and restrained the child’s ankles with handcuffs. During that time, they also failed to adequately provide for the physical, emotional, and educational needs of the child. The child ran to a neighbor’s home for help and was severely malnourished, did not have basic hygiene needs met, and showed signs of physical abuse, including difficulty walking. Joel Smith, 46, of Salina, is charged in counts 1 and 2. Amanda Smith, 43, of Salina, is charged in counts 3 and 4. The FBI and Mayes County Sheriff’s Office are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney Sandra M. Urban is prosecuting the case. 21-CR-553

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William Mark Sullivan; Michelle Cadman-Sullivan. Bank Fraud Conspiracy (Count 1); Aggravated Identify Theft (Counts 2 -5). Sullivan, 48, and Cadman-Sullivan, 41, residences unknown, are alleged to have fraudulently applied for six Paycheck Protection Program loans at Arvest Bank in Tulsa and The Exchange Bank in Skiatook. Paycheck Protection Program loans are guaranteed by the Small Business Administration under the CARES Act,. The two applied for more than $2.7 million dollars in loans and actually obtained $691,145 in funding from the banks. The coconspirators created various business entities that would fraudulently represent on loan applications that they had a number of employees and amount of payroll expenses that would qualify for the loans. The two applied for the loans under fictitious companies like Oaklahoma Paving LLC; U.S. Central Construction LLC; USA-1 Construction INC.; Oaklahoma Energy; and Oaklahoma Paving. The two lied on the applications, signed them and failed to disclose to the banks that they were submitting duplicative and overlapping applications. In counts 2 through 5, Cadman-Sullivan is charged with aggravated identity theft for unlawfully using the names of others in relation to the scheme. The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection Office of Inspector General and Small Business Administration Office of Inspector General are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Kevin C. Leitch and Matthew J. Freely are prosecuting the case. 21-CR-561

Thomas Velazquez-Pacheco. Unlawful Reentry of a Removed Alien. Velazquez-Pacheco, 30, reentered the United States are having been previously deported on Aug. 27, 2014, at or near Hidalgo, Texas. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement and Removal Operations is the investigative agency. Assistant U.S. Attorney Charles M. McLoughlin is prosecuting the case. 21-CR-554

Britton Lemarcus Washington. Interference with Interstate Commerce by Robbery; Bank Robbery. On Nov. 26, 2021, Washington, 33, of Tulsa, allegedly affected interstate commerce when he robbed a Check Into Cash in Tulsa, stealing $874.05. On Nov. 29, 2021, he is further alleged to have robbed a Spirit Bank of Oklahoma in Tulsa of $2,820. The FBI and Tulsa Police Department are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kyle M. McWaters is prosecuting the case. 21-CR-555


Salvador Yanez-Pereyra. Unlawful Reentry of a Removed Alien. Yanez-Pereyra, 30, is charged with reentering the United States are having been previously deported on Sept. 18, 2019, at or near Paso Del Norte, Texas. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement and Removal Operations is the investigative agency. Assistant U.S. Attorney Charles M. McLoughlin is prosecuting the case. 21-CR-556

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