Two Individuals Indicted In April Federal Grand Jury
Muskogee, Oklahoma - The United States Attorney’s Office announced today the results of the April 2014 Federal Grand Jury.
“The following named individuals have been charged with a federal crime or crimes by the return of an indictment by the Grand Jury. A grand jury Indictment does not constitute evidence of guilt. A grand jury Indictment is a method of bringing formal charges against the defendant. A defendant is presumed innocent of the charges and may not be found guilty unless evidence establishes guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. Statutory maximum punishments are in parentheses. United States Sentencing Guidelines may be considered, upon conviction, by the sentencing court. Federal prison sentences are non-parolable.”
JEREMY DALE JONES, age 40, of Stilwell, OK
Kidnapping in Indian Country
Brandishing a Firearm During and in Relation to a Crime of Violence
The Indictment alleges that on or about March 20, 2014, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Indian Country, the defendant, an Indian, did unlawfully, willfully and knowingly kidnap and confine B.D. and did unlawfully, willfully and knowingly brandish, carry and use a firearm, that is, two handguns and one rifle, during and in relation to a crime of violence for which he can be prosecuted in a court of the United States, that is, Kidnapping in Indian Country as alleged in Count One.
The charges arose from an investigation by the Cherokee Nation Marshal Service, the Adair County Sheriff’s Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The charges are in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1153 and 1201(a)(2), punishable by up to life imprisonment and/or up to a $250,000.00 fine and Title 18, United States Code, Sections 924(c)(1)(A) and 924(c)(1)(A)(ii), punishable by not less than 7 years imprisonment and/or up to a $250,000.00 fine.
Assistant United States Attorney Dean Burris
JON PAUL SHROPSHIRE, age 54, of Eufaula, OK
The Indictment alleges that from in or about September 2011 until on or about September 26, 2012, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma and elsewhere, the defendant did willfully and knowingly combine, conspire, confederate and agree together, and with others known and unknown to the Grand Jury, to knowingly and intentionally possess with intent to distribute and distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance.
The charge arose from an investigation by the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics, the McIntosh County Sheriff’s Office, District 25 District Attorney’s Drug Task Force, Eufaula Police Department, the Mesquite Police Department in Texas and the United States Marshal Service. The charge is in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(A), punishable by not less than 5 years imprisonment and/or up to a $10,000,000.00 fine.
Assistant United States Attorney Shannon Henson