Federal Grand Jury B Indictments Announced- September 2022

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United States Attorney Clint Johnson today announced the results of the September 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.

Sheamiah Krystin Atkins. 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. Atkins, 40, of Tulsa, allegedly assaulted the victim with a firearm with intent to do bodily harm on Aug. 21, 2022. The FBI and Tulsa Police Department are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney Victor A.S. Régal is prosecuting the case. 22-CR-318

Tristan Barlow; Zachary Caughron; Natalie Foutch; Richard Markham; Kolby Milford; Christopher Ruff; and Jacob Shoate. Drug Conspiracy (Count 1); Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime (Counts 2-7). Barlow, 30; Caughron, 30; Foutch, 20; Markham, 35; Milford, 27; Ruff, 30; and Shoate, 21, all of Tulsa, allegedly conspired together to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute clonazolam. Each defendant is also charged with possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. The Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations, U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Tulsa Police Department, and Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Ben Tonkin and Niko A. Boulieris are prosecuting the case. Find the initial press release announcing charges here. 22-CR-317

Jared Matthew Barnett. Leaving the Scene of a Personal Injury Accident in Indian Country (Count 1); Driving Under the Influence of an Intoxicating Substance in Indian Country (Counts 2,3). On Aug.24, 2022, Barnett, 27, of Glenpool, is alleged to have caused an accident while driving under the influence of an intoxicating substance other than alcohol, failed to render reasonable assistance to the victim, and failed to remain at the scene of the accident. On Aug. 25, 2022, Barnett was involved in a single-vehicle accident and was allegedly found to be driving while under the influence of an intoxicating substance other than alcohol. The FBI and Glenpool Police Department are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephanie Ihler is prosecuting the case. 22-CR-332

David Cortez-Gomez. Unlawful Reentry of a Removed Alien. Cortez-Gomez, 26, a Mexican nation, is charged with unlawfully reentering the United States after having been removed on Oct. 4, 2017, at or near Laredo, 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-319

Waylon Cody Johnson. Obstructing, Delaying, and Affecting Commerce by Robbery; Robbery in Indian Country; Assault with a Dangerous Weapon with Intent to do Bodily Harm in Indian Country; Simple Assault (Misdemeanor). On Aug. 21, 2022, Johnson, 32, of Bixby, allegedly robbed a Subway restaurant using a replica firearm and threatened violence against an employee who was younger than 16-years-old. The FBI and Sapulpa Police Department are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney Justin G. Bish is prosecuting the case. 22-CR-320

Gustavo Martinez-Cruz. Reentry of a Removed Alien. Martinez-Cruz, 41, a Mexican national, is charged with unlawfully reentering the United States after having been removed on July 24, 2012, 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 William Rubens is prosecuting the case. 22-CR-330

Justin Eli MuncyAttempted Coercion and Enticement of a Minor; Commission of Felony Sex Offense Involving a Minor by a Registered Sex Offender; Coercion and Enticement of a Minor; Production of Child Pornography; Receipt and Distribution of Child Pornography;  Tampering with a Witness by Corrupt Persuasion; Tampering with a Witness by Corrupt Persuasion (superseding). Muncy, 46, of Lawton, allegedly attempted to coerce an individual he believed to be a minor into engaging in sexual activity from Jan. 27, 2022, to April 14, 2022. Instead, he was messaging an undercover agent. Muncy committed the alleged crime while he was a registered sex offender. In this superseding indictment he is further charged with coercing and enticing a minor to engage in sexual activity using electronic means from Oct. 10, 2021, to on April 14, 2022. He is further charged with having the minor engage in sexual acts for the purpose of producing a visual depiction of the acts; receipt and distribution of child pornography; and with tampering with a witness who was scheduled to testify in court proceedings. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations and the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney Leah Paisner is prosecuting the case. 22-cr-187

Andrew Don Rector. Aggravated Sexual Abuse by Force and Threat in Indian Country; Kidnapping in Indian Country; Assault of an Intimate/Dating Partner by Strangling, Suffocating, and Attempting to Strangle and Suffocate in Indian Country. From May 3, 2022, to May 4, 2022, Rector, 32, of Keifer, is alleged to have kidnapped, strangled and sexually assaulted the victim. The FBI and Muscogee Nation Lighthorse Tribal Police Department are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Julie A. Childress and Cymetra M. Williams are prosecuting the case. 22-CR-331

Bobby Jean Shanks II. Abusive Sexual Contact with a Minor Under 12 Years of Age in Indian Country; Sexual Abuse of a Minor in Indian Country; Sexual Abuse of an Incapable Victim in Indian Country (superseding). From December 2006 to Dec. 11, 2010, Shanks, 44, of Inola, is alleged to have knowingly engaged in and caused sexual contact with a child. He is further charged with sexually abusing the child when she was between 12 and 16 years old. Finally, between September 2015 and August 2017, he allegedly sexually abused a victim who was physically incapable of declining participation in and communicating unwillingness to engage in those sexual acts. The FBI is the investigative agency. Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephanie Ihler is prosecuting the case. 22-CR-110

Michael Wayne Tiffany; James Allen QuapawFelon in Possession of Firearms and Ammunition (Counts 1,4); Sale and Disposal of a Firearm to a Prohibited Person (Count 2); Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime (Counts 3,8); Possessing and Selling Stolen Firearms (Count 5); Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute (Count 6); Carrying a Firearm During and in Relation to a Drug Trafficking Crime (Count 7) (third superseding). Quapaw, 41, of Miami, is charged with being a felon in possession of a Ruger .270 caliber rifle and four rounds of ammunition from Dec. 30, 2021, to Jan. 4, 2022. Quapaw is also charged with selling the firearm and ammunition to Tiffany, 37, of Miami, who is a prohibited person. From Dec. 30, 2021, to Jan. 4, 2022, Tiffany allegedly possessed firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, namely possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. Tiffany is further charged with being a felon in possession of a Ruger .270 caliber rifle, a Remington .243 caliber rifle and eight rounds of ammunition on Jan. 5, 2022. Tiffany and Quapaw are both charged with aiding and abetting each other to possess and sell the Ruger .270 caliber rifle, Remington .243 caliber rifle and eight rounds of ammunition on Jan. 5, 2022. Tiffany is also charged with knowingly possessing with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine on July 16, 2022, and for possessing a firearm during the crime. Additionally, Quapaw is charged with possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, namely possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Oklahoma Highway Patrol are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorneys John E. Brasher and Thomas E. Buscemi are prosecuting the case. 22-CR-222

Johnny Lee Summers. Production of Child Pornography; Coercion and Enticement of a Minor; Sexual Abuse of a Minor in Indian Country; Abusive Sexual Contact with a Minor in Indian Country (superseding). Summers, 22, of Cushing, is charged with three counts of enticing a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing child pornography. He is further charged with using electronic communications to coerce the minor to engage in sexual activity. He is also charged with attempting to engage in a sexual act with the minor between the ages of 12 and 16 from February 2021 to January 2022.  Finally, he is charged with knowingly engaging in sexual contact with the minor when the victim was between the ages of 12 and 16 from February 2021 to January 2022. The FBI and Tulsa Police Department are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Valeria G. Luster and Chantelle D. Dial are prosecuting the case. 22-CR-165

Kahlyah Ashlynn White. Child Abuse in Indian Country; Child Neglect in Indian Country. White, 21, of Bartlesville, is charged with abusing three children under the age of 18 and neglecting to protect the children from exposure to illegal activity. Assistant U.S. Attorney Ben Tonkin is prosecuting the case. 22-CR-329