United States Attorney Clint Johnson today announced the results of the April 2022 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.
Samuel Goana-Gonzalez. Unlawful Reentry of a Removed Alien. Goana-Gonzalez, 37, is charged with unlawfully reentering the United States after being removed on March 2, 2011, at or near Laredo, 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. 22-CR-102
Michael Dylan Hedrick. 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 (superseding). Hedrick 28, of Tulsa, allegedly struck a victim with a vehicle with the intent to do bodily harm on Nov. 28, 2021. He is further alleged to have shot at the same victim plus two others on Nov. 6, 2021. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Tulsa Police Department are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard M. Cella is prosecuting the case. 22-CR-05
Denim Lee Blount, Hunter Hobbes. Conspiracy to Carry, Use, and Brandish a Firearm During and in Relation to a Crime of Violence (Counts 1 and 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); Obstruction of Justice by Killing a Victim (Count 8). 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 SUV and trailer in an apartment complex parking lot. Based on surveillance footage, Blount pointed a shotgun at the man, while Hobbs pointed a rifle at him. The two ordered the victim to get out of his vehicle. 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. 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. In this 2nd superseding indictment, Blount and Hobbs are also charged with killing the two victims to prevent them from identifying the defendants to authorities. The FBI, Tulsa and Broken Arrow Police Departments, and U.S. Marshals Service are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Christopher J. Nassar and Leah Paisner are prosecuting the case. 21-CR-233
Kawaun Thelma Hopkins. First Degree Burglary in Indian Country; Second Degree Burglary in Indian Country. On Dec. 2, 2021, 27-year-old Hopkins, a non-Indian of Tulsa, broke into a Native American victim’s residence while it was occupied and stole a purse containing cash and other valuables. On a separate occasion on Dec. 12, 2021, Hopkins a broke into an unoccupied residence, owned by a second Native American victim, with the intent to steal property or commit any other felony. The Tulsa Police Department and FBI are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney George Jiang is prosecuting the case. 22-CR-103
Derius Donovan Ledet. Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition. On March 22, 2022, Ledet, 32, of Bristow, was charged with being a felon in possession of a Rossi .38 Special revolver and five rounds of ammunition. The Tulsa Police Department and Oklahoma Highway Patrol are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney Justin G. Bish is prosecuting the case. 22-CR-112
Jamal Jawon Lamont McShan. Assault of an Intimate/Dating Partner by Strangling and Attempting to Strangle in Indian Country. On April 4, 2022, McShan, 21, of Tulsa, assaulted an intimate partner by strangling her. The FBI and Tulsa Police Department are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney Cheryl L. Baber is prosecuting the case. 22-CR-104
Tyler Craig Mitchell. Assault of an Intimate/Dating Partner by Strangling, Suffocating, and Attempting to Strangle and Suffocate in Indian Country; Kidnapping in Indian Country. Mitchell, 33, of Adair, allegedly kidnapped and strangled an intimate partner on July 7, 2020. The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office is the investigative agency. Assistant U.S. Attorney Victor A.S. Régal is prosecuting the case. 22-CR-105
Scott Edward Parker. Assault with a Dangerous Weapon with Intent to do Bodily Harm in Indian Country. On Jan. 7, 2022, Parker, 54, of Broken Arrow, allegedly pointed a firearm at a female victim and her family while both were driving on Highway 169 in Tulsa. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Tulsa Police Department are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney John A. Brasher is prosecuting the case. 22-CR-106
Garret Wayne Pulliam. Arson in Indian Country; Arson. On March 26, 2022, Pulliam, 36, set fire his room at the Hickory Inn Motel located in Grove, causing lives to be placed in danger and destruction to the property. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Grove Police Department and Cherokee Nation Marshal’s Service are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney Alex M. Scott is prosecuting the case. 22-CR-113