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FEDERAL GRAND JURY CRIMINAL INDICTMENTS ANNOUNCED

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 5, 2013

TULSA, Okla. — The results of the December 2013 Federal Grand Jury were announced today by Danny C. Williams Sr., United States Attorney for the Northern District of Oklahoma.

The following named individuals have been charged with a federal crime or crimes by the return of an indictment by the Grand Jury.  The return of an indictment is a method of informing the defendant of alleged violations which must be proven in a court of law beyond a reasonable doubt to overcome the defendant’s presumption of innocence.

Glendyn Ayala-Carbajal.  Alien in the United States After Deportation. Ayala-Carbajal, 24, was arrested in Tulsa County and is charged with having returned to the United States unlawfully after being deported in April 2008 near San Antonio, Texas. If convicted, the statutory maximum penalty would be 20 years imprisonment and/or a fine up to $250,000. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is the lead agency.

Sandra Ayala-Dominguez. Alien in the United States After Deportation. Ayala-Dominguez, 42, was arrested in Tulsa County and is charged with having returned to the United States unlawfully after being deported in February 2013 near Hildalgo, Texas. If convicted, the statutory maximum penalty would be of 20 years imprisonment and/or a fine up to $250,000. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is the lead agency.

Joel Deloera-Escalera, Samuel Garcia-Escalera, and Courtney Riley.  Drug Conspiracy, Maintaining Drug-Involved Premises, Possession of Firearm and Ammunition by Alien Illegally in the United States. Deloera-Escalera, 33, Garcia-Escalera, 35, both illegal aliens, and Courtney Riley, 33, of Broken Arrow, are charged with conspiring to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine. Deloera-Escalera and Garcia-Escalera are also charged with maintaining a place for the purpose of storing and distributing methamphetamine, being unlawfully in the United States, and possession of firearms and ammunition. If convicted, all defendants would face the maximum statutory penalty for drug conspiracy of not less than 10 years imprisonment and up to a $10,000,000 fine; Deloera-Escalera and Garcia-Escalera would face an additional term of imprisonment not to exceed 20 years and a fine of up to $500,000 for maintaining a place for the purpose of storing and distributing methamphetamine and up to 10 years maximum imprisonment and $250,000 fine for the firearm charges. The Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs is the lead agency.

Adan Gonzalez-Torres.  Alien in the United States After Deportation. Gonzalez-Torres, 35, was arrested in Tulsa County and is charged with having returned to the United States unlawfully after being deported in May 2010 near Del Rio, Texas. If convicted, the maximum statutory penalty would be 20 years imprisonment and/or a fine up to $250,000. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is the lead agency.

Tony Newman-Hilburn and Angela Kay Torres.  Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana, Possession of Firearms in Furtherance Commission of a Drug Trafficking Crime, and Maintaining on Drug-Invoked Premises. Newman-Hilburn, 35, of Tulsa, is charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession of a 40 caliber pistol, .32 caliber pistol, 9mm pistol, .2333 caliber pistol, and 12 gauge shotgun in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. Torres, of Tulsa, is charged with maintaining on drug-invoked premise for the purpose of storing, distributing, and using marijuana. If convicted, the maximum statutory penalty for possession with intent to distribute marijuana would be not more than 5 years imprisonment and/or a $4,000,000 fine; possession of firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime carries a 5 year consecutive sentence and/or $250,000 fine; and maintaining on drug-invoked premise would be not more than 20 years imprisonment and/or a fine not more than $500,000. The Federal Bureau of Investigation is the lead agency.

Juan Saavedra-Juarez.  Alien in the United States After Deportation. Saavedra-Juarez, 34, was arrested in Tulsa County and is charged with having returned to the United States unlawfully after being deported in September 2011 near Harlingen, Texas. If convicted, the maximum statutory penalty would be 20 years imprisonment and/or a fine up to $250,000. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is the lead agency.

Dethan Ashley Sparks and Lukan Thomas Holmes.  Assault with a Dangerous Weapon with Intent to do Bodily Harm in Indian Country and Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury in Indian Country.  Sparks, 18, and Holmes, 19, both of Wyandotte, Oklahoma, are charged with assaulting and injuring an Indian male victim. The Indictment alleges Sparks assaulted the victim with a dangerous weapon by striking him in the face with a rock. If convicted, the statutory maximum penalty would be not more than 10 years imprisonment and/or a $250,000 fine. The Bureau of Indian Affairs, Miami Agency is the lead in the case.

Ramon Torres-Marin.  Alien in the United States After Deportation. Torres-Marin, 52, was arrested in Tulsa County and is charged with having returned to the United States unlawfully after being deported in December 1999 near El Paso, Texas. If convicted, the maximum statutory penalty would be 20 years imprisonment and/or a fine up to $250,000. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is the lead agency.

Jose Ines Vera-Diaz.  Alien in the United States After Deportation.  Vera-Diaz, 47, was arrested in Tulsa County and is charged with having returned to the United States unlawfully after being deported in July 2012 near Del Rio, Texas. If convicted, the maximum statutory penalty would be 20 years imprisonment and/or a fine up to $250,000. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is the lead agency.

J. Guadalupe Villalobos Gonzalez.  Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine and Possession of Firearms in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime. Villalobos Gonzalez, 32, is charged with possession with the intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine and possessing a 7.62x39 caliber semi-automatic assault rifle, .38 caliber pistol, and .25 caliber pistol in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. If convicted, the statutory minimum penalty for possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine would be not less than 5 years imprisonment and up to $5,000,000 fine; the firearm charge carries not less than 5 years imprisonment and up to a $250,000 fine. The Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs is the lead agency.

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